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

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Lord, how it grieved our hearts full Sore,
With key, &c. To see the drowned Frenchmen to swim along the shore!
And alongst, &c.
Now gallant Seamen I bid you all adieu,
With hey, &c. This is the last Newes I can write to you,
To England's Coast from Barbarye.
132. The ' Golden Vanity '
A SHIP I have got in the North Country .And she goes by the name of the Golden Vanity,
O  I fear she'll be taken by a Spanish Ga-la-lee,
As she sails by the Low-lands low.
To the Captain then upspake the little Cabin-boy, He said, c What is my fee, if the galley I destroy ? The Spanish Ga-la-lee, if no more it shall anoy, As you sail by the Low-lands low.'
' Of silver and of gold I will give to you a store ;
And my pretty little daughter that dwelleth on the shore, Of treasure and of fee as well, I'll give to thee galore, As we sail by the Low-lands low.'
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