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Compos'd by George Barker.
Let every loyal soul rejoyce,
And joyn with me in heart and voice,
Since now we have a happy choice,
France and Spain to bring under. Fall on, brave boys, without delay, Brave Haddock will his guns display, And quickly make of Spain a prey,
And give his men the plunder.
Next, merchants, let your voices ring, O'er flowing bowls we'll cheerful sing, With many thanks unto the King,
For granting us protection. No longer we'll be in the dark, Since we have got letters of marque, We'll make Jack Spaniard for to smart
And pay for the Convention.
Spithead shall no more with us groan, Nor we poor sailors make our moan, We'll alter Jack Spaniard's tone,
Though they so long have wanted. For now we shall be kept in pay, Our wives next year appear so gay ; Of Spanish gold we'll make a prey,
With courage most undaunted.
No more of trade let us complain; Our antient rights we shall maintain, Brave Britain's isle flourish again
By the new declaration. We'll learn Spain in this present war Our merchant captains for to fear, With us they have run their jest too far,
In their base depredations.
Our shops shall soon be open'd wide, By humbling Jack Spaniard's pride,