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Magdalene College - Pepys
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The Seamans Frolick:
OR,
A Cooler for the Captain.
You Seamen bold that plow the Ocean Main
To read this Song do not at all disdain:
But rather learn thereby how to avoid,
The whores increase which many hath destroy'd.
To a New Tune; Or, Come no more there, etc.

CAptain Robert is gone to Sea
and I lov[']d him well, and I lov'd him well,
With all his merry, merry, company
ther's them can sing and say,
Captain Robert is gone to Sea
The girls for his return doth pray:
And shall we never, never, while we live
come no more there,
We'l come no more there brave boys
we'l come no more there:
And we shall never, never, while we live
come no more there.

Our Captain is a Jovial blade
and I lov'd him well, etc.
And well he loves a prity Maid
ther's them, etc.

Our Captain is a Jovial blade
And many a Gun hath under laid,
And shall etc.
I wish I was on the Starboard side
and I lov'd him, etc.
Withal my merry men in their pride
ther's them, etc.
I wish I were on the Starboard side
With Cable an Anchor for to ride,
And shall, etc.
To the top, to the top, my little Ship boy,
and I lov' him, etc.
And see who you can there discry
ther's them, etc.
To the top, to the top, my little Ship boy.
And see what Ships comes Sailing by
And shall, etc.

WE pitcht our Anchor in Plymouth sound
and I lov'd him well, and I lov'd him well.
And there we wasted many a pound
ther's them can sing and say,
We pitcht our Anchor in Plymouth sound
And spent all our mony to one half Crown
And shall we never, never, while we live
come no more there,
We'l come no more there brave boys
we[']l come no more there:
And we shall never, never while we live,
come no more there.
And with that mony I bought a Cony
and I lov[']d her, etc.
As good as ever was us'd by any
ther's them, etc.
And with that money I bought a Cony
With sauce more sweet then any honey
And shall, etc.
Our Captain did a small pinnace board
and he, etc.
And left his own ship in the Road
ther's them, etc.
Our Captain did a small pinnace board
Whilst we his merry men Sung and roar'd
And shall, etc.
She did abide him many a shot
and he, etc.
Before the upper hand he got
and some can, etc.
She did abide him many shot
But under deck she prov'd too hot
And shall, etc.

It prov'd to him sad mishap
and he, etc.
He thinking for to stop the gap
ther's them, etc.
It prov'd to him a sad mishap
For by report he got a clap,
And shall, etc.
Our Captain he hath got a red face,
and I lov'd, etc.
And now is in a pittiful case
ther's them, etc.
Our Captain he hath got a red face
He does belong to the Whores increa[se]
And shall, etc.
Therefore brave Seamen all beware
and I lov'd, etc.
Before you venture have a care
ther's them, etc.
Therefore brave Seamen all beware
How that you meddle with such ware,
And shall, etc.
When as you do desire to range
and I lov'd her well and I lov'd her well
And ware, for ware, for to exchange
ther's them can sing and say,
When as as you do desire to range
Cast Anchor in no harbor strange,
For fear you never, never, while you live
come no more there,
We'l come no more there brave boys
we'l come no more there,
And we shall never, never, while we live
come no more there.


Printed for M. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passenger.

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