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3 Centuries Of Naval History In Shanties & Sea Songs With Lyrics & Notes

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328          SONGS AND BALLADS
When the captain com'd for to hear on't, Says he ' Vat vind has blown you here ?'
Says she ' I come to seek for my true love, Whom you press'd, and I love so dear.'
Fol lol, etc.
' If you come to seek for your true love,
Tell unto me his name, I pray ?' ' His name, kind sir, is Billy Taylor,
Whom you press'd, and sent to sea.'
Fol lol, etc.
' If his name is Billy Taylor,
He's both cruel and severe; For rise up early in the morning,
And you'll see him with a lady fair.'
Fol lol, etc.
With that she ros'd up in the morning,
Early as by break of day; And she met her Billy Taylor
Walking with a lady gay.
Fol lol, etc.
Forthwith she call'd for sword and pistol,
Which did come at her command, And she shot her Billy Taylor,
With his fair one in his hand.
Fol lol, etc.
When the captain com'd for to hear on't,
He werry much applauded her for what she had done ; And quickly he made her the first lieutenant
Of the gallant Thunder Bomb.
Fol lol, etc.
In Cawsand Bay lying,
The Blue Peter flying, And all hands turned up for the anchor to weigh ;
There came a young lady,
As fresh as a May day, And modestly hailing, this damsel did say :