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sailor's temperance songs.
THE SEAMAN'S LAY.
Air.—Oh ! no, we never mention her.
LIST, shipmates, to a seamen's lay: Jack Temperance and Jack Grog Are gallant sailors in their way,
As ever hove a log : But Grog's a lad of fits and starts ;
You'll find him sharp and slow ; Now hot, now cold : his spirits up,
He's all for dash and blow.
But if at times he's sharp and quick,
'Tis soon he'll flag: an tire, And then so hot, he'd.ear Old Nick
Or set the sea on, fire ! And though you hear him brag full oft
He bangs the other hollow I never knew him go aloft,
When Temperance would not follow.
But when he's had the drop he likes—
He loves his glass we know— The squall comes on, the boatswain pipes
All hands to reef and stow : 'Tis then aloft, and lying out,
To reef, or stow, or bend, Jack Temperance has the ready hand
To stay his falling friend.
Oh ! Temperance is a seaman bold
As ever trod the deck; And oft, when seas like mountain's roll'd,
Has saved the ship from wreck : And when there rolls that mountain-sea,
All threatening to o'erwhelm, White breakers thundering on the lee,
Let Temperance take the helm.