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

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The first good shot tnat the George-Aloe shot,
With hey, &c. He made the Frenchman's heart sore afraid,
And alongst,&c.
The second shot the George-Aloe did afford,
With hey, &c. He struck their main-mast over the board,
And alongst, &c,
' Have mercy, have mercy, you brave English Men ! '—
With hey, &c. ' O, what have you done with our merry Brethren ?'—
As they sayVd in Barbarye ?
c We laid them aboard the starboard side,
With hey,&c. And we threw them into the Sea so wide,'—
And alongst, &c.
'Such mercy as you have shewed unto them,
With hey, &c. Then the like mercy shall you have again,'—
And alongst, &c.
We laid them aboard the larboard side,
With hey, &c. And we threw them into the Sea so wide,
And alongst, &c. 700
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