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The Nassau and Dunkirk and Torbay of renown, Three as fine ships as belong to the crown,
The only ships that fought so free,
In taking of the isle of Goree, They are all British boys.
Boast not of Frenchmen nor yet of Maclome, [sic] Sawyer's as big a hero as ever you did hear,
Whilst the shot around him did flee,
In engaging twice the isle of Goree,
As valiant men as ever you see, They are all British boys.
Here's a health to King George our sovereign majesty, Likewise to bold Sawyer that fought the French so free,
Our officers and all our crew
Are valiant men as e'er you knew,
So here's a health to each true blue, My brave British boys.
CAPTAIN BARTON'S DISTRESS ON BOARD THE LICHFIELD, BEING UNDER SLAVERY SEVENTEEN MONTHS AND FOURTEEN DAYS.
Come all you brave seamen that plows on the main, Give ear to my story [I'm] true to maintain; Concerning the Lichfield that was cast away On the Barbary shore by the dawn of the day.
The tenth of November, the weather being fine, We sailed from Kingsale, five ships of the line, With two bombs and two frigates with transports also, We was bound unto Goree to fight our proud foe.
The 29th of November, by dawn of the light, We spied land that put us in a fright, We strove for to weather, but we run quite aground, The seas mountain high made our sorrow abound.