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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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With that King Henrye shifted his room;
In came the Queene and ladyes bright; Other arrands they had none
But to see Sir Andrew Barton, Knight.
But when they saw his deadly face,
His eyes were hollow in his head; 11 wo'ld give a hundred pound,' says his Grace,
' The man were alive as he is dead!
' Yet for the manful part he hath play'd, Both here at home and beyond the sea,
His men shall have half-a-crowne a day
Till they come to my brother, King Jamie.'
          The 'George-Aloe '
T HE George-Aloe, and the Sweepstake, too, With hey, ivith hoe, for and a nony no, O, there were two Merchant-men, a sailing for Safee And alongst the Coast of Barbarye. II The George-Aloe came to anchor in the bay,
With hey, &c. But the jolly Sweepstake kept on her way, And alongst, &c.
m They had not sayl'd but leagues two or three,
With hey, &c. But they met with a French Man-of-War upon the Sea, And alongst, &c.
shifted his room] made place.
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