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linda morrison – captain ward lyrics

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[verse 1]
come all ye jolly mariners
that love to tack a dram
i’ll tell ye all a robber
that all the seas did come

[verse 2]
he wrote a letter to his kin
the ‘leventh of july
to see if he would accept on him
his jovial company

[verse 3]
“oh, no, oh no,” says the king
such things that cannot be
they tell me ye a robber
a robber on the sea

[verse 4]
ah, he has built a bonny ship
and sent her to the sea
with four and twenty mariners
to guard his bonny ship wee

[verse 5]
they sailed up and they sailed down
say stately blind and free
’til they spied the king’s irene did
a leviathan on the sea

[verse 6]
they fought from 1 in the mornin’
’til it was 6 at night
and ’til the irene, dear
was forced to take a flight

[verse 7]
gang him, gang him, he tinkers
tell he a king we’ll be
though he’ll be king upon dry land
i’ll be king upon the sea