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Thread #148332 Message #3443908
Posted By: Gurney
28-Nov-12 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The fourteenth day of February
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fourteenth day of February
A possible variant of the one Matthew notes starts:
On the 14 day of February, the weather being clear,
We spied seven sail of Turkish men-o-war, belonging to Algier,
To me right-fol-leather-ol, right-fol-leather-ol,
Fol the riddle day, fol the riddle day, to me right-fol-leather-ol day.
Two we sunk, and two we burned, and two they run away,
and one we towed to (Plymouth, Bristol) town to show we won the day.
If anybody should enquire to know our captain's name,
his name is Thomas/William Bellfounder/Carpenter, from Bristol town he came.
Can't remember what it was named. It was in a thread within the last six months.