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

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NOTES                           357
P. 236. The Jolly Sailor's True Description of a Man-of-War. From the Douce collection (Douce Ballads, iii. 47). A broadside printed and sold in Aldermary Churchyard, Bow Lane, London.
P. 239. New Sea Song. From the Madden collection (Country Printers, i. 258 verso). In line 5 the original reads ' life,' and in line 30 ' roar.'
P. 240. The Humours of the Royal Billy. Printed by
Ashton, Real Sailor Songs, p. 93* (British Museum, pressmark 11621. k. 5 [159]). Probably belongs to the early part of the nineteenth century rather than to the beginning of George III.'s reign.
P. 243. The Dolphin's Return. From the Madden collec­tion (Slipsongs, i. 230, No. 485). On the voyage, see Clowes iv. 119. Samuel Wallis commanded the Dolphin and Philip Carteret the Swallow. The Dolphin arrived at Plymouth May 20, 1768 ; the Swallow did not return till March 1769.
P. 244. The Brags of Washington. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, i. 82, No. 181).
P. 245. On the Late Engagement in Charlestown
River. Ashton's Real Sailor Songs, p. 15. From The Shepherd's Garland in the British Museum (pressmark 11621. c. 1 [7]). In verse 5 the original reads ' displayed.' On the attack upon Charleston, June 28, 1776, see Clowes, iii. 372.
P. 246. Sullivan's Island. From Frank Moore's Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution, 1856, p. 135. Sir Peter is Commodore Sir Peter Parker, to wliom the American satirist attributed this ' war-song.'
P. 247. The Cruisers. Roxburghe Ballads, viii. 323. Said to be 'written by Frederick Pilon, and sung in The Liverpool Prize.'1
• P. 248. The Arethusa. Words by Prince Hoare, music by Shield, in the opera of The Lock and Key. In verse 2 some versions substitute ' old Keppel' for ' the spring fleet.'
P. 249. The Greenlandmen. From Portsmouth Jack's Garland in the British Museum (pressmark 11261. c. 2 [58]).
252. Admiral Keppel Triumphant. From a slipsong in the possession of the editor.
P. 253. Keppel and de Chartres. From the Madden collection (Slipsongs, ii. 272, No. 1275). The captain of the Egmont, John Carter Allen, is called Adieu, Allech, or Allen in the original, and in the last line of stanza 7 it reads ' we gave him a broadside, which put their heart in fear.'
P. 2 s 5. A New Song in Praise of Admiral Keppel's Fleet. From a slipsong in the possession of the editor. Jack the Painter was the nickname of an incendiary hanged March 10,