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Thread #56447   Message #882895
Posted By: nutty
05-Feb-03 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Captain Ward
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Captain Ward
This Bodleian Broadside is dated 1658 - 1664

A Seaman's Song of Captain Ward

I don't have time to transcribe it all but it begins ....

The Seaman's song of Captain Ward
(The famous pyrate of the world and an Englishman born)

The tune is .. The king is going to Bulloing

Gallants you must understand
Captain Ward of England
A pirate and a rover on the sea
Of late a simple fisherman
In the merry town of Feversham
Grows Famous in the world now every day

          Coles, F. (London); Vere, T. (London); Gilbertson, W. (London)
          between 1658 and 1664

The same broadside contains a song (to the same tune) about "Dansekar the Dutch man, his robberies done at sea"