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Folk Song

X:1 T:Admiral Benbow C:Trad N:Sea Song N:War Song K: W:1 Come all you seamen bold,and draw near, W:And draw near. W:Come all you seamen bold and draw near; W:It's of an Admiral's fame, W:Oh, brave Benbow was his name, W:How he fought all on the Main W:You shall hear, you shall hear. W: W:2 Brave Benbow he set sail for to fight, W:For to fight. W:Brave Benbow he set sail for to fight; W:Brave Benbow he set sail W:With a fine and pleasant gale, W:But his Captains they turned tail W:In a fright, in a fright. W: W:3 Says Kirby unto Wade, "We will run W:We will run." W:Says Kirby unto Wade, "We will run. W:For I value no disgrace, W:Nor the losing of my place; W:But the enemy I'll face, W:Nor his guns, nor his guns." W: W:4 The Ruby and Benbow fought the French W:Fought the French. W:The Ruby and Benbow fought the French; W:They fought them up and down W:Till the blood came trickling down, W:Till the blood came trickling down, W:Where they lay, where they lay. W: W:5 Brave Benbow lost his leg by chain-shot, W:By chain-shot. W:Brave Benbow lost his leg by chain-shot; W:Brave Benbow lost his leg, W:But all on his stump he'll beg, W:Fight on my English lads, W:'Tis our lot, 'tis our lot. W: W:6 The surgeon dressed his wounds, cries Benbow, W:Cries Benbow. W:The surgeon dressed his wounds, cries Benbow; W:"Let a cradle now in haste W:On the quarter-deck be placed, W:That the enemy I may face, W:Till I die, till I die. % % % % %

					
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