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Thread #142960   Message #3298487
Posted By: GUEST,Patrick Purves (author/composer)
29-Jan-12 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sailing in the King's Navy
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sailing in the King's Navy
"In the year of 1872 we set off on the Brine-oh,
As our admiral had ordered us to do
For he was an alcoholic - sailor in the King's Navee, Sailor in the
King's Navee

At length we met a Spanish ship
We boarded her and sank 'er
But never a shot between us was fired
For our gunner was a - sailor in the King's Navee, Sailor in the King's
Navee

There was a hero in that fight
Whose name was Edward Trick
Who sent 100 Spaniards to their plight
By showing them he was - sailor in the King's Navee, Sailor in the
King's Navee

Another hero in that battle
Whose name was Andrew Blunt
Fairly made those Spaniards rattle
For he was a brutal - sailor in the King's Navee, Sailor in the King's
Navee

Our captain swore we'd brave the tide
Although we were dismasted
The prisoners he'd throw over the side
For he was a vindictive - sailor in the King's Navee, Sailor in the
King's Navee

But we sent the prisoners to the shore
In a captured Spanish lugger
Our captain would not not keep them for
They flatly refused to - join up with the King's Navee, join up with
the King's Navee

The Spaniards went to meet their king
Within the castle walls
He was displeased and sent them back
To be hung up by the- sailors in the King's Navee, Sailors in the
King's Navee"