Folk Song

X:1 T:High Barbary C:Trad Z:Webmaster K: W:1 W:There were two lofty ships from old England came, W:(ch) Blow high, blow low, and so sailed we, W:One was the Prince of Luther, and the other Prince of Wales, W:(ch) Cruising down along the coast of High Barbary. W: W:2 W:'A-loft there, a-loft!' our jolly boatswain cried, W:Look ahead, look astern, look a-weather, look a-lee, W: W:3 W:'There's naught upon the stern, there is naught upon the lee' W:'But there's a lofty ship to windward, a-sailing fast and free' W:. W:'I'm not a man-o-war, nor a privateer,' said he, W:'But I am a salt-sea pirate, a-looking for my prey'. W: W:4 W:Oh, 'Twas to broadside a long time we lay, W:Until the Prince of Luther shot the pirate's masts away, W: W:5 W:'Oh, mercy, oh mercy' those pirates then did cry, W:(ch) Blow high, blow low, and so sailed we, W:But the mercy that we gave them- we sunk them in the sea, W:(ch) Down along the coast of High Barbary % % % % %