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(? I7S6)
Come join with'me, you Britons bold, Ne'er let your country be sold ; We'll let the French to understand, We'll fight them both by sea or land, With hearts of steel and sword in hand, Like Britons bold.
Brave Prince George shall command Our English [army], boys, by land; And when we meet our enemy, We'll let them know we'll fight or die, And quickly make them for to fly
From Britons bold.
Brave Anson and Hawke, brave Mostyn and West, They are all admirals of the best; And brave Boscawen we'll not pass by, For he will either fight or dy, And from the French he'll never fly, He is a Briton bold.
In brave Plymouth Harbour near the main, There's a hundred sail of French ships we've ta'en ; Already, boys, they have a drench, We have many thousands of the French, Confin'd in close imprisonment, By Britons bold.
Our Parliament they do agree That all these ships shall prizes be. There's many a thousand pound in gold, For many a jolly sailor bold, Who did his enemies controul,
Like Britons bold.
Proud Lewis.says, we understand, That he will invade our British land ;