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Posted By: Gurney
28-Nov-12 - 06:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 25th of February.
Subject: Lyr Add: THE 25TH OF FEBRUARY
From the songbook of Malcomb Clapp (of Sydney, when last heard of.) You'd have to ask him where he got it from. The Young Tradition?

The 25th of February.

On the 25th of February, the weather being clear.
we spied seven sail of Turkish men-o-war, belonging to Algier.
To-me-right-fol-leatherol, right-fol-leatherol, right-fol-leatherol day,
Rol-the-diddle-day, rol-the diddle-day, to me right-fol-leatherol-day.

Now, the very first ship that a-come alongside, it was a/the Pink so clear,
commanded by the Big Pasha, belonging to Algier.
Now, the very next hull that come alongside, it was the Rose and Crown,
We fired a broadside into her, and so quickly she went down.
And the very last ship that come alongside, it was the Harp and Lyre,
We poured our fire-buckets into her, and she quickly took upon fire.
Well, two we sunk, and two we burned, and two, they run away,
and one we towed to Plymouth town, to show we'd won the day!
And if anybody should enquire to know our captain's name,
his name is Thomas Carpenter, from Bristol town he came.