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Thread #2169   Message #746146
Posted By: Charley Noble
10-Jul-02 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Admiral Benbow lyrics
Walrus-

There's another version of "Admiral Benbow" to the tune of "Captain Kidd" which according to Captain W. B. Whall has a verse which runs:

'Twas the Ruby and Noah's Ark* fought the French, fought the French,
'Twas the Ruby and Noah's Ark* fought the French,
For there was ten in all,
Poor souls, they fought them all;
They valued them not at all, nor their noise, nor their noise,
They valued them not at all, nor their noise.

* Whall's notes that "Noah's Ark is probably a nickname for one of the oldest and out-of-date ships in the fleet, perhaps the Bredagh, which was one of Charles II's fleet."

I'm still looking for other references to the other supporting ship.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble