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Thread #62576   Message #1011404
Posted By: Amos
02-Sep-03 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
The versions of the song I have heard do not insist on a tight causal coupling between the holes and the sinking; they simply state that both things occurred. For all we know the cabin boy's brother might have been working the Spanish enemy from the inside and surreptitiously opened the sea-cocks! Well, they probably had no seacocks, but whatever the nearest equivalent might be.

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