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Thread #7339   Message #44216
Posted By: MMario
04-Nov-98 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Ladies
Subject: Lyr Add: SPANISH LADIES
I do believe it goes something like this? (I can't get into the db either)
Various ren-faire artists have recorded this. Jim Hancock is one I know has it out

Spanish Ladies

- Traditional

Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies,
Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain;
For we've received orders to sail to old England,
But we hope in a short time to see you again.

/beginChorus:
We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors,
We'll rant and we'll roar all along the salt seas;
Until we strike soundings in the Channel of old England:
From Ushant to Scilly be thirty-five leagues.
/endChorus

Then we hove our ship to, with the wind from the sou'-west, boys
Then we hove our ship to, deep soundings to take;
With forty five fathoms and a wide sandy bottem
we hauled our main mast and up Channel did make.

Chorus

Now let every man drink off his full bumper,
Let every man drink off his full glass;
For we will be jolly and drown melancholy,
and her is a health to each true hearted lass.

Chorus 2x

MMario