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Traditional
   1. Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder The rain a deluge show'rs;
      The clouds are rent asunder By lightning's vivid pow'rs.
      The night both drear and dark. Our poor devoted bark
      Till next day there she lay In the Bay of Biscay O !
      Till next day there she lay In the Bay of Biscay O !

   2. Now dashed up on the billow Our opíning timbers creak,
      Each fears a watery pillow, None stop the dreadful leak.
      To cling to slippery shrouds Each breathless seaman crowds
      As she lay till the day In the Bay of Biscay O !
      As she lay till the day In the Bay of Biscay O !

   3. Her yielding timbers sever, Her pitchy seams are rent;
      When Heav'n, all bounteous ever, Its boundless mercy sent.
      A sail in sight appears, We hail her with three cheers
      Now we sail with the gale From the Bay of Biscay O !
      Now we sail with the gale From the Bay of Biscay O !

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah