Undaunted Seaman

The Undaunted Seaman The Undaunted Seaman; Who resolved to Fight for his King and Country:Together with His Love’s Sorrowful Lamentationat their Departure. My Love I come to take my leave, Yet prithee do not sigh and grieve; On the wide Ocean I will fight, For to maintain the Nation’s Right: Under Noble Chief Commanders, I…

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Faithful Lovers Farewell

The Faithful Lovers Farewell The Faithful Lovers Farewell: Or, Private Newes from Chatham Described in a passionate Discourse betweixt a young Gentleman whose name was Iohn, and his fair Lady Betty, who having been newly Contracted, were suddenly Seperated before Marriage, in regard that he was instantly Commanded to take Shipping in an Expedition against…

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Protestant Commander

The Protestant Commander The Protestant Commander, or, a Dialogue between him and his loving Lady, at his departure hence with his Majesty King William for the expedition in Ireland. Farewell, my sweet lady, my love, and delight,Under grat King William in person I’ll fight;Wherefore for awhile I must leave thee behind,Yet let not my absence,…

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Protestant Souldier and His Love

Protestant Souldier, and His Love Protestant Souldier, and His Love;The Damsels Resolution at length to take upArms against the Irish Rebels for the trueEnjoyment of her Dear. Love I come to take my leave,Yet I would not have thee grieve;Tho’ we must divided be,I will be Loyal, Love, to thee. A most Noble Armed Band,Will…

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Discourse between a Soldier and His Love

The Discourse Betweene a Souldier and His Love The Discourse betweene a Souldier and His Love. Shewing that she did beare a faithfull minde,For Land nor Sea could make her stay behinde. Souldier. My dearest deare adue, since that I needs must goe My fortunes to pursue agaisnt some Forraine Foe. Being that it is…

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Seamans Doleful Farewel

The Seamans Doleful Farewell The Seamans Doleful Farwel Or, The Greenwitch Lovers mournful Departure, See here the pattern of true Love, And nothing shall his mind removewhich absence cannot stain; till he returns again. This may be printed, R.P. Man. Farewel my dearest Love now must I leave thee, to the East-Indies my Course I…

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Billy and Nancy’s Kind Parting

Billy and Nancy’s Kind Parting The Banks of Clady To which are added, &c. Billy and Nancy’s Kind Parting. Farewel my dear Nancy, for now I must leave you. and to the West Indies my course I must steer,I know very well my absence will grieve you, but my dear I’ll return in the spring…

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William and Nancy’s Parting

William and Nancy’s Parting William and Nancy’s Parting. Printed and Sold at 60 Old-Street. Come all you pretty maidens that have a mind to go,Along with your true-love to face your dareing foe,For I’ve a mind to venture where cannon ball do flyAlong with my true-love I’ll go my fortune to try, He said, my…

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Soldiers Farewel to His Love

The Souldiers Farewel To His Love The Souldiers Farewel to his Love. Being a Dialogue betwixt Thomas and Margaret. To a pleasant new Tune. Thomas. Margaret my sweetest, Margaret I must go, Margaret. Most dear to me, that never may be so: T. Ah, Fortune wills it, I cannot it deny, M. then know my…

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Billy and Nancy’s Parting

Billy and Nancy’s Parting The Jaunting Car; or, The Young Wife’s Lament,To Which are added, &c. Greenock–Printed by W. Scott. Billy and Nancy’s Parting. It was on a Monday morning, Just at the break of day,Our ship had slipt her cable, And we were bound to sea;The wind blew from the south east, And from…

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Undaunted Sailor

The Undaunted Sailor The Sailor’s Whim or, Saturday Night at Sea: ContainingTwenty-two of the Newest and most Favourite Sea, Hunting,Love, and Convivial Songs, Sung at the Theatres, ConvivialSocieties, and Honoured with Public Approbation. London: Printed and Sold by J. Davenport, 6, George’sCourt, St. John’s Lane, West Smithfield. The Undaunted Sailor. Farewell, my dearest Nancy, Now…

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Johnny and Molly

Johnny and Molly The Wild Rover. To which are added,…&c. Johnny and Molly. Adieu my dear Molly, for now I must leave you, to try my fortune in crossing the main;Though I go to travel, pray let it not grieve you, for shortly I hope I’ll return home again. But now I’ll away to serve…

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Female Tar

The Female Tar The New Songster’s Companion. Being a Choice Collection…&c. London: Printed and sold by J. Evans, No. 41, Long-Lane, West-Smithfield. The Female Tar. Now dearest Poll I am bound for the ocean Now, dearest, &c.In hopes to gain riches, honor, and promotion,O then, my dearest Jemmy, pray let me attend ye,I’ll brave the…

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Billy and Polly

Billy and Polly Billy and Polly BILLY. Hark hark my charming Polly!Hark how the war calls for me,Hark now the silver trumpets sound,Which calls us all to Flanders ground:Although I leave you, don’t complainAt the thoughts of my being slain,For I safely shall return again,My Polly dear, my Polly dear. POLLY. O Billy! talk not…

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Banks of the Nile

The Banks Of The Nile The Banks of the Nile. Hark! hark! the drums do beat, my love, and I must haste away,The bugles sweetly sound, and no longer can I stay;We are called up to Portsmouth many a long mile,All for to be embarked for the banks of the NIle.O Billy, dearest Billy, these…

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Bonny Lassie’s Answer

The Bonny Lassie’s Answer The Bonny Lassie’s Answer Farewell to Glasgow,Likewise to Lanarkshire,And farewell my dearest parents,For I’ll ne’er see ye mair:For the want of pocket money,And for the want of cash,Makes mony a bonny laddieTo leave his bonny lass. CHORUS. For I am forced to go, love,Where no one shall be know,But the bonny…

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Henry and Nancy

Henry and Nancy Henry and Nancy, Or, the Lover’s Seperation As I walked out one morning in the spring time of the year,I overheard a sailor bold, likewise a lady fair:They sung a song together that made the vallies ring,Whilst birds on sprays and meadows gay proclaim’d a lovely springThen Henry said to Nancy, I…

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True Lovers

True Lovers; Or, The King’s Commands Must Be Obey’d The True Lovers; Or, The King’s Commands Must Be Obey’d. J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-Court. Abroad as I was walking alone I heard two lovers talking a talking alone Says the young one to the fair one, Bonnie lassie this way, The King he has commanded…

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William of the Man-of-War

William of The Man-Of-War William of the Man-of-War Printed and Sold by J. Wrigley, Jun—- One winter’s day as I was walking. Dark and cloudy was the sky, A smart and gay young pair were talking, A tear stood trembling in each eye. The one appeared a virtuous maiden, The other was a gallant Tar;…

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William of the Royal Wagon Train

Young William of the Royal Waggon Train Young William of the Royal Waggon Train J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. One lovely morning I was walking, In the merry month of May,Alone a smart young pair were talking, I overheard what they did say.The one appeared a lovely maiden, Seemingly in grief and pain;The…

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Loyal Souldiers Courtship

The Loyal Soldiers Courtship The Loyal Soldiers Courtship; Or Constant Peggy’s Kind Answer. Being Her Resolution to Forsake Her Friends, And Venture To The Wars With Her Beloved Souldier. To a Pleasant New Tune. Upon the Banks of Ireland, when first we Landed there,So cold was then our Lodging, yet harder was our Fare;For want…

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High Germany

High Germany The Lady’s Evening Companion, Being A Choice Collection of Songs, sung this season at Vauxhall, and other public Places of Entertainment. Printed by M. Bowley, No. 96, Aldergate Street, London. High Germany. A new Song. O Polly love, O Polly love, the rout is begun, And we must all away by the beat…

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Highland Soldier

The Highland Soldier On the Highland mountains so far away, There dwelt a lovely maiden One morn so early she did stray. For to view the soldiers parading. They march’d so bold, all drest so gay. With colours flying, and the band did play, Which caus’d that maiden for to say, I’ll gang unto my…

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Nancy’s Love

Nancy’s Love Printed and sold by J. Pitts, 14 Great (st.) Andrew-street Seven Dials. You pretty maidens give attention, Unto what I shall lay down, I’ll tell you of a comely damsel, Who lately dwelt in Plymouth town, She fell in love with a handsome sergeant. A gay light horseman as you shall know, She…

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Wandering Virgin

The Wandering Virgin: Or, The Coy Lass Well Fitted The Wandering Virgin: or, the Coy Lass Well Fitted. Virgins whose coyness & disdain does proveThe fatal ruine of cemented Love, Learn, and beware, lest you like me cry outI’le find my Love, or search the world about. You Virgins so pretty hear what I relate,…

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Maids Lamentation in Bedlam

The Maids Lamentation in Bedlam As by Bedlam I was walking, A melodious voice I chanc’d to hear, A lovely Maiden was sweetly talking I have lost my love and only Dear. Jonny is the Man that I admire, He is the man that I adore, But now he is gone, his love lies dying,…

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Conscionable Couple

A Conscionable Couple: Or, The valiant Resolution of a Young-man and a Maid, That have left all their Kindred, as true folks have said:Twas for their Religion and a good Conscience sake,That they forsook England, a Voyage to take.These two loving Protestants kindly together,Are gone to seek Fortunes, there’s no man knows whither. This doth…

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Scotch Virago

The Scotch Virago. A Song Sung to the Queen at Kensington. The Words made to a pretty New Scotch Tune. Valiant Jockey’s march’d away, To fight the Foe with brave Mackay; Leaving me, poor Soul, forlorn, To Curse the Hour when I was Born; But, I’ve sworn Ise follow too; And dearest Jockey’s Fate pursue;…

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Valiant Commander, With His Resolute Lady

The Valiant Commander, With his Resolute Lady The Valiant Commander, with His Resolute LadyShewing A brief Discourse of a Commander bold,Who had a wife was worth her weight in gold;She bravely fought to save her Husbands life,Let all men judge, was not this a Valiant Wife? Gallants come list a while, a story I shall…

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I Wish the Wars Were All Over

I Wish the Wars Were All Over A New Sea Song. I wish The Wars Were All Over Down in the meadow, the violets so blue, There I saw pretty Polly milking her cow, The song that she sung made all the grove ring, My Billy is gone and left me to serve the King…

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Undaunted Female

The Undaunted Female Come all you true lovers and a story I’ll unfold, Of an undaunted female and a gallant soldier bold, Young Mary was a damsel fair so virtuous and so kind, And young William was as gallant a man every crossed the Line. Long time these couple courted, but her father did not…

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Duke of Argyle

The Duke of Argyle It’s farewell, now, Miss Gordi, I’m now going to leave you, For to cross the wide ocean, I don’t mean to deceive you. I’ll cross the wide ocean, where the loud cannon rattle, I will venture my life on the broad field of battle. I’ll dress in men’s attire, Alexander, I’ll…

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Young Henry of the Raging Main

Young Henry of the Raging Main J. Cockburn, Printer, West-Tower-Street, Carlisle. One summer’s morning, as day was dawning, Down by the pleasant river side, I saw a brisk and lovely maiden, And a youth call’d England’s pride! He was a tight & smart young sailor, Tears from his eyes did fall like rain, Saying, adieu,…

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James and Flora

James and Flora Come all you true lovers attend for awhile, To a tale I am going to unfold, Young Flora was a damsel so virtuous and kind, And young James was a gallant sailor bold. Adieu, lovely Flora! one morning he did say, We are called, I am forced for to go, Far from…

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Mariners Misfortune

The Mariners Misfortune; Or, The Unfortunate Voyage of two Constant Lovers. Being an Account of a faithful Seaman, who going to take hisFarewel of his Sweetheart, she resolved come Life, or comeDeath, to Sail with him; and putting her self into MansApparel, went the Voyage with him, but by distress of weather, coming home were…

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Constance and Anthony

Constance and Anthony An Admirable New Northern Story. Of two constant Lovers as I understand,Were born near Appleby in Westmoreland,The Lads name Anthony, Constance the Lass,To sea they went both and great dangers did pass:How they suffer’d shipwrack on the Coast of SpainFor two Years divided and then met again;By wonderful fortune and rare accident,And…

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Paisley Officer

The Paisley Officer In blythe and bonny Scotland, where the blue bell do grow, There dwelt a pretty fair maid down in a valley low. It’s all the day long she herded sheep upon the bank of the Clyde, Altho’ her lot in life was low she was called the village pride. An Officer from…

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William and Harriet

William and Harriet It’s of a rich gentleman near London did dwell, And he had a young daughter a farmer lov’d well, Because she was handsome and lov’d him so true But her father he wanted her to bid him adieu, O father dear father I’m not so inclin’d, To drive my young farmer quite…

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William and Phillis

William and Phillis J. Catnach, Printer, 2, &3, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. Said William to young Phillis, how came you here so soon? You seem to love to ramble all in the month of June: The birds are singing charmingly, so set you down by me To view the lambkins playing all around the greenwood tree….

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Faithful Ellen

Faithful Ellen Farewell! dearest Ellen, the ocean now calls me, To far distant shores o’er the wide crested foam, Though I leave you behind my heart is still with you, So do not despair though from you I roam; For when I am sailing across the salt ocean, The thoughts of my Ellen will comfort…

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Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold

The Young Sailor Bold It is of a nobleman’s daughter, So comely and handsome we hear, Her father possessed a great fortune, Full thirty five thousand a year, He had but one only daughter, Caroline was her name we are told And one day from her drawing room window She admired a young sailor bold….

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Soldier’s Delight

The Soldier’s Delight, or the She Voluntier Being a True and Faithful Narative of a certain YoungLover, who Courting a scornful Mistress, went discontentedinto the Army; and she, repenting of her unkindness, to recompense the Soldier’s affection, disguised her sex and Listed her self Voluntier. A young man lately lov’d a Lass, of beauy so…

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Philadelphia Lass

The Philadelphia Lass J. Catnach, Printer, 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. It was on a summer’s morning all in the month of May, Down by those flowery gardens I carelessly did stray, I heard a damsel most grievously to complain, Saying William has gone & left me to plough the raging main. With doleful lamentations &…

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On Board of a Man-Of-War

As I roved out one evening in the Springtime of the Year,I overheard a maid complain for the losing of her dear;She says, I’m sore tormented and troubled in my mind,Since my true love has gone to sea, no comfort can I find. My love’s a gallant young man, dressed up in sailor’s clothes,My love’s…

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Henry and Mary Ann

Henry and Mary Ann Henry and Mary Ann Come listen you loyal lovers to a tale I will unfold,Concering a maiden fair and a young sailor bold–As the conversed together young Mary Ann did say–O stay my dearest Henry and do not go to sea.And leave me here broken-hearted your absence to bewail,So I’ll leave…

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Bonny Mally Stewart

Mally Stuart The cold Winter is past and gone, and now comes on the Spring,And I am one of the King’s Life-guards, and must go fight for my King, My Dear! I must go to fight for my King.Now since to the war you need to go, one thing, pray, grant to me:That I dress…

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Maudlin, The Merchant’s Daughter of Bristol

The Merchants Daughter of Bristow Behold the Touchstone of true Love,Maudlin the Merchants daughter of Bristow Town,Whose firm affection nothing could move, This favor bears the lovely brown.A gallant youth was dwelling by,Which many years had born this maiden great good wilShe loved him so faithfully,But all her friends withstood it still,The young man now…

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Isle of Wight

The Outlandish Lady’s Love To An English Sailor In The Isle of Wight. From the isle of Wight I have brought to lightA young virgin born of noble blood:Dress’d in man’s attire, and she did enquireAfter her true love, ’tis understood.Now this gallant dame from fair France she came,And hath took upon her for to…

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Seaman of Dover

The Seaman of Dover The Seaman of Dover A Seaman of Dover, whose excellent partsFor wisdome and learning, had conquer’d the heartsOf many young damsels of beauty so bright; him this new ditty in brief I shall write.And shew of his turnings and windings of fate,His passions and sorrows so many and greatAnd how he…

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The Loyal Lovers Garland

In Four Parts. You lovers that know what to love doth belong.Come draw near, and listen a while to my song,What tho’ it is strange it is certainly true,It will shew what dangers true lovers go thro’.A noble brave merchant in London did dwell,He had a daughter, whose beauty did excelAll other lasses that liv’d…

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Tragical Ballad

The Tragical Ballad: Or The Lady Who Fell In Love With Her Serving-Man. Part I. Good people pray attend, Unto these lines I’ve penn’d,Which to the world I send,Therefore draw near;And hear what I do say.Alack-and-a-well-a-day,Unto love’s sad decay,Prov’d most severe.There was a servant-man,Who lived near the Strand,As I do understand,He was so fair:So the…

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Bristol Bridegroom

The Merchant of Bristol’s Daughter, and The Lass of the Brow of the Hill. 1791. Merchant’s Daughter of Bristol. You loyal lovers far and near,A true relation you shall hear,Of a young couple that proved to beA pattern of great loyalty. A merchant did in Bristol dwell,As many people knew full well;Who had a daughter…

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Valiant Virgin

The Valiant Virgin; Or, Phillip And Mary; In a Description of a Young Gentlewoman of Worcestershire (aRich Gentlemans Daughter) being in love with a Farmers Son, whichher Father despiseing, because he was poore, caus’d him to be prestto Sea; And how she Disguised herselfe in Man’s Apparel and followed him; where in the same ship…

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Constant Lover of Worchestershire

The Worcestershire Garland; Compos’d of three excellent New Songs. I. The Constant Lover of Worcestershire. II. The Shoolmaster’s Advice about choosing of a Wife. III. The Downfal of Piracy; being a full and true Account of a desperate and bloody Sea-fight between Lieutenant Maynard, and that noted Pirate Captain Teach, commonly call’d by the Name…

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London Heiress

London Heiress London Heiress. Printed by T. Birt, 10, Great St. Andrew-Street, (wholesale and retail,) Seven Dials London. Country Orders punctually attended to. Every description of Printing on resonable terms Children’s Books, Battledores, Pictures, &c. In London lived an Heiress unto a Gentleman,And all her Father’s care was to wed her to a man;The farmer’s…

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Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe Jack Munro. In Chatham town there liv’d a worthy merchant-man,He had one only daughter as you shall understand;This lady she was courted by many a noble knight,But there was none but Jack could gain her heart’s delight.Her waiting maid standing by, unto her father went,And told him the secret, his daughter’s whole intent;He…

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New York Streets

Female Champion In Three Parts. I. The wandring Female in Man’s ApparelII. Sorrow upon Sorrow, or, Mercy on the Brink of Ruin.III. The Thing desired obtain’d, after long and tedious Travelling by Land, Dangers at Sea, and sharp Hunger. The Female Champion. The wandering Female in Man’s Apparel. Young Men and Damsels of this Land,Draw…

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Constant Lovers

The Constant Lovers The Sailor’s Happy Marriage. There was an old merchant of honor and fame,He lived in London, I knew not his name,He had a young daughter, whose beauty was clear,And persons of honour did court her we hear. Yet nevertheless she refused them all,And lov’d a young sailor that was proper and tall,She…

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Rose of Britain’s Isle

The Rose of Britain’s Isle. Attention give both high and low,And quickly you shall hear,Of a virtuous damsel true and kindWho dwelt in Liecestershire,Her cheeks like the blooming roses were,In her face appeared a smile,The maiden’s name was lovely Jane,The Rose of Britain’s Isle.She was a farmer’s daughter,Her father’s only joy,And in her teens she…

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Bonny Sailor Boy

The Bonny Sailor Boy. There was a rich merchant in Liverpool did dwell,He had but one daughter, few could her excel,With her red rolling cheeks and her rolling black eye,She fell deep in love with her bonny sailor boy. When the rich merchant came this for to understand,He swore he’d banish William to Vandieman’s Land;Be…

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Female Tar

Female Tar. J. Pitts, Printer, & Wholesale Toy Warehouse 6 Great st, Andrew street 7 Dials. Come all you blooming damsels & listen to my songAnd all you pretty maidens that know what to love belong,It is of pretty Sally I unto you shall name,That for the sake of her true love Jemmy did plow…

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Polly Oliver

Polly Oliver Polly Oliver’s Ramble. One night as Polly Oliver lay musing on her bed,A comical fancy came into her head,Neither father or mother shall make me false prove,I’ll list for a soldier and follow my love.Early the next morning this fair maid arose,She dressed herself in a man’s suit of clothesCoat, waistcoat, and breeches…

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Lady Leroy

The Lady Leroy Bright Phoebus was shining all on the broad main,The birds they were singing, all nature serene;I espied a fair couple on Ireland’s shoreA-viewing the ocean, while the billows did roar. The one was a lady, both beauteous and fair,The other a captain, persuading his dear,Persuading his jewel to cross the wide sea,In…

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Ploughboy

The Ploughboy. It is of a pretty Plough-boy was ploughing of his land,His horses stopped underneath the shade;It was down in yonder plain he was whistling at his plough,And his chance it was to meet a pretty maid. CHORUS. Pretty maid— And his chance it was to meet a pretty maid. He sang to her…

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Constant Female

The Constant Female The Rakish Female Sailor. I am a rakish fair maid, who dare not well be seen, And for the sake of Jemmy, I dare not be seen, I’ll cross the raging seas, if Jemmy he is dead,I will mourn constantly, all for my Jemmy’s sake      I’ll cross the raging seas, &c.A tarry jacket…

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London Merchant

London Merchant. ‘Tis of a rich Merchant near London we hear, Had a comely young daughter most beauteous and fair, 20 thousand bright guineas was her portion on gold, Till she Fell in love with a young sailor bold. O when that the Merchant these tidings did hear, Upon the young sailor he vengence did…

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Rose the Red and White Lily

Rose the Red and White Lily. O Rose the Red and White Lilly, Their mother dear was dad, And their father married an ill woman, Wishd them two little gued. Yet she had twa as fu fair sons As eer brake manis bread, And the tank of them loed her White Lilly, An the tither…

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Love and Glory

Love and Glory. Young Henry was as brave a youth, As ever grac’d A martial story;Young Henry was as brave a youth, As ever grac’d a martial story; And Jane was fair as lovely truth, She sigh’d for love, And he for glory. She sigh’d for love, And he for glory. With her his faith…

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Song of Marion’s Men

A Song of Marion’s Men. In the ranks of Marion’s bandThrough morass and wooded landOver beach of yellow sand Mountain, plain and valley A southern maid in all her pride Marched gayly at her lover’s side In such a disguise That e’en his eyes Did not discover Sally When returned from midnight trampThrough the forest…

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George’s Quay

George Quay or The Forgetful Sailor Ye sons of Dan O’Connell’s Guard, pray pay attention to my ditty, It’s all about a sailor lad, his birthplace was in Dublin city. My song is for to demonstrate, a story with a pious moral, Beginning close to Carlisle Bridge and ending in the isles of coral. A…

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My Willy Was a Sailor Bold

My Willy Was a Sailor Bold Just Published, price one penny, The Brave Lord Nelson’s Garland; Being a Choice Collection. . . &c. My Willy Was a Sailor boldPrinted and sold by J. Evans, No. 41, Long-Lane, London. My Willy was a sailor bold He lov’d no other lass but me, To earn for Anna…

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Happy Couple

The Valiant Maid All you maids that love to play with Cupid’s chain,Tis of a brisk young maiden who was sporting on the plain,It was for her true love Willy she did sport and play,A press gang overtook them & prest her love away.In floods of tears she mourn’d for him both night and day,Crying…

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Cabin Boy

The Cabin Boy. Printed and Sold by R. Walker, near the Duke’s Palace, Norwich. Poll Pennant’s father was a tar, Her uncle smuggled tea, And her relations near and far, Had bus’ness with the sea. She married Jack, pride of the crew, One to her bosom dear; And ‘monastery these sailors quickly knew To hand…

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Captain of Love

The Captain of Love Captain of Love There was a rich noble, as lately we hear, Who had but one daughter, most charming and fair, He often admired this beautiful child, But soon by sly Cupid her heart was beuil’d. Her father he died; and one day, at her ease, To visit her workmen she…

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Sailor on the Sea

The Sailor on the Sea The Sailor on the Sea It was in London fair that a lady she lived there, This lady was of beauty and delight, When unto this lady gay I became a servant maid, And in me she took great delight. She had one only son, of beauty, birth was born,…

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Faithless Captain

The Faithless Captain, or Betrayed Virgin The Faithless Captain, or Betrayed Virgin. All ye maidens fair I pray awhile draw near, I a tragical story have to tell, It will make your heart bleed, when further I proceed, As for the truth it has befel, In London city liv’d a maiden there, Blest with a…

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Poor Peggy

Poor Peg. Poor Peggy lov’d a soldier-lad, More, far more, than tongue can tell ye; Yet was her tender bosom sad, Whene’er she heard the loud réveillez: The fifes were screech-owls to her ears, The drums like thunder seem’d to rattle; Ah! Too prophetic were her fears,—They call’d him from her arms to battle! There…

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Mary’s Fate

MARY’S FATE The Mariner’s Concert, Being a new collection of the most favorite Sea Songs, Written and sung by Dibden, Dignum, Fawcett, &c. And sung at the Places of Public Ammusement in the Year 1797. Mary’s Fate. Printed and sold by J. Evans, No. 41, Long-Lane, London. The decks were clear’d, the gallant bandOf British…

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William Taylor

William Taylor Bold William Taylor. I’ll sing you a song about two lovers, Who from Lichfield town did come; The Young man’s name was William Taylor, The Maiden’s name was Sarah Dunn. Now for a sailor William enlisted, Now for a sailor William’s gone; He’s gone and left his charming Sally, All alone to make…

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Canada-I-O

Canada I O The Lady’s trip to Kennady There was a gallant lady, All in her tender years, She was courted by a sailor, ‘Twas true she lov’d him dear; And how to get to sea with him, The way she did not know, She fain would see the pretty place Call’d Kannady-i-o She bargain’d…

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Dublin Tragedy

The Dublin Tragedy, Or the Unfortunate Merchant’s Daughter, in two parts Part I. Setting forth a brief and authentic account of a rich Merchant’s Daughter in the town of Belfast, who was deluded by an Ensign in the army, and for love of him, dressed herself in man’s apparel, and saild with him to England,…

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Wounded Nancy’s Return

Wounded Nancy’s Return. ‘Twas after a long and tedious voyageYoung Nancy came from the cruel wars, Where, in the cause of king and country, She gloried in her wounds and scars. All side by side with her own true love, This brave young lass fought valiantly; And, with a courage most undaunted, Followed up the…

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Susan’s Adventures in a British Man-of-War

Susan’s Adventures in a British Man of War. Answer to the British Man of War. Printed and Sold Wholesail and Retail, by G. Jacques Oldham-road, Library, Manchester Young Susan was a blooming maid, so valiant, stout, and bold, And when her sailor went on board, young susan, we are told Put on a jolly sailor’s…

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Frolicsom Maid, Who Went to Gibralter

The Frolicsome Maid, Who Went to Gibralter The Duke of Gordon’s Three Daughters. To which are added, John Uproars Chant, and The frolicsome Maid, who went to Gibraltar, and from a single Soldier turn’d a Captain, and yet Chaste. The Frolicsome Maid, who went to Gibraltar, and from a single Soldier turn’d a Captain, and…

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Female Warrior

Female Warrior The Valiant Maiden. The New Play-House Garland: Containing several of the best New Songs. I. A new Song before the Royal Family. II. The Femmale Sea Captain; or, the painful Damsel. III. A New Play-house song, in the Beggars Opera IV. The Tradesman’s Resolution. The Female Sea-Captain; or, The painful Damsel. Come all…

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Mary Ambree

Mary Ambree The Valorous Acts performed at Gaunt, By the brave Bonny Lass Mary AMbree, who in Revenge of her Loves death, did play her part most gallantly. When captain courageous, whom death could not daunthad roundly besieged the city of gaunt And manly they marched by two and by three, But the foremost in…

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Lancashire Heros

The Lancashire Heros Lancashire Heros. My father is a squire and I am his heir, ANd I fell in love with his footman so fair, They sent him to sea where the waters roll along, The Lancashire heros play Britons strike home. Then I was resolv’d to follow my dear, Straightway I did go and…

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Female Sailor Bold

The Female Sailor Bold A Faithful Account of the Perilous Adventures of that Courageous Young Female, Anne Jane Thornton, who left her Father’s House, and, in the Dress of a Sailor, entered as a Cabin Boy on board of an American Vessel in search of her Sweetheart,—with an Account of herArrival at New York, where…

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Female Sailor

The Female Sailor Come, all you pretty females, whoever you be,I pray you give attention and listen unto me:It’s of a brisk young lady, worth thousands of gold,How she ventured her life, for a jolly sailor bold. One day with her father, she instantly went,To view his fine vessel, it was her intent;On board of…

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Female Sailor (Ann Jane Thornton)

The Female Sailor (Ann Jane Thornton) Draw near, ye loyal lovers all, and to me lend an ear, While I relate as true a tale as ever you did hear, Concerning a bonny lass, who lately, we are told, Did cross the stormy ocean in search of her sailor bold. This beautiful young maid liv’d…

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Female Rambling Sailor

The Female Rambling Sailor Come all young people far and near And listen to my ditty, At gravesend lived a maiden fair, Who was both young and pretty. Her lover he was press’d away, And drowned in a foreign sea, Which caus’d this maiden for to say I’ll be a female Sailor. This maid she…

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Drum Major

The Drum Major Printed and Sold by J. Pitts 14 Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials Come listen to my story so plainly you shall hear, Concerning a damsel that follow’d the drum In search of her true love to Flanders she is gone, Her arms were long and slender, her fingers long and small….

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Lady Turned Soldier

The Lady Turned Soldier Come all you young lovers and listen a while, I’ll sing you a song that will make you to smile, ‘Twas of a young lady of fame and renown, For the sake of a Captain she a soldier has gone. This beautiful creature she dressed herself neat, All in man’s apparel…

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Maiden Sailor

The Maiden Sailor: Being a true Relation of a young Damsel, who was Press’d on Board the Edgar Man of War, being taken up in Seamans Habit; after being known, she was discharged, and at her examination, she declared she would serve the King at Sea, as long as her Sweetheart continue in Flanders. Good…

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Famous Woman Drummer

The Famous Woman Drummer: Or, The Valiant proceedings of a Maid which was [deep] in Love with a Souldier, and how she went with him to the wars; and also of many brave actions that she performed, after he had made her his wife: that here be exprest in this ensuing Ditty. Of a Maiden…

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Gallant She-Souldier

The Gallant She-Souldier; Or, A brief Relation of a faithful-hearted Woman, Who for the Love that she bore to her Husband, attired her selfe in Man’s Apparell and so became a Souldier, and marcht along with him through Ireland, France, and Spain, and never was known to be a Woman till at the last she…

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Female Warrior

The Female Warrior Relating how a Woman in Man’s attire, got an Ensigns place: and so continued till the necessity of making use of a Midwife discover’d her. This valiant Amazon with courage fill’d,For to Display her Colours was well skill’d,Till pregnant nature did her Sex discover,She fell a pieces, and was made a Mother….

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Woman Warrier

The Woman Warrier: Being An Account of a young Woman who lived in Cow-Cross near West smithfield; who changing her Apparel Entered her self on Board, in quality of a Soldier, and sailed to Ireland, where she Valliantly behaved her self, particularly at the Siege of Cork, where she lost her Toes and received a…

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Female Volunteer

The Female Volunteer I Attention pay, you lend an ear to what I am going to say,It’s of a fearless maiden fair, of spirit light and gay,Who volunteered her service, most strange now to behold,And fought in the Union Army like a gallant soldier bold. She enlisted in the service as you may plainly see,Unknown…

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Valiant Damsel

The Valiant Damsel: Giving An Account Of A Maid At Westminster, Who Put Her Self In Mans Apparel, And Listed Her Self For A Soldier For The Wars Of Flanders Good People attend,I bring a Relation,Of Girls in this Nation,Who fought to defendthe Kingdom and Crown:In this present Reign,They fought on the Main,like strangers to…

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Female Soldier

The Female Souldier: Or, the Virgin Volunteer: I sing in the FameOf a pritty young Dame,And praise of her Warlike behavior;With a heart void of fear,She went Volunteer,No Souldier, no Souldier, could ever do braver. John Change, by that Name,To the Marshal she came,Disguised, and said she was willing,To serve their Majesties,On the Land or…

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Handsome Cabin Boy

The Handsome Cabin Boy The Female Cabin Boy. OR, the Row among the Sailors. J. Catanach, Printer, 2 & #, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. It’s of a pretty female as you shall understand,She had a mind of roving into a foreign landAttired in sailor’s clothing she boldly did appear,And engaged with the captain to serve him…

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Female Drummer

The Female Drummer Four Excellent New Songs. The Female Drummer. Come under my pladdie with the Answer. The Kail Brose of Auld Scotland. Edinburgh: Printed by J. Morren. The Female Drummer When I was a girl of the age of sixteen,From my parents run away and a soldier I becameI listed for a private and…

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Female Smuggler

The Female Smuggler Come list awhile, and you soon shall hear, By the rolling sea liv’d a maiden fair,Her father follow’d the smuggling trade,Like a warlike hero that ne’er was afraid. In sailor’s clothing young Jane did go,Drest like a sailor from top to toe;Her aged father was the only careOf the female smuggler, who…

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Valiant Maidens

The Valiant Maidens The Pleasing Songster: Being a Choice Collection of the Newest and most Favorite Songs, Now Sung in the Different Places of Public Amusement, &c. London: Printed and Sold by J. Evans, No. 41, Long Lane, West Smithfield The Valiant Maidens Farewell my sweet and pretty Poll,Since I am prest and forc’d to…

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Female Volunteer

The Female Volunteer Air.—The White Cockade. In danger’s hour, when haughty foesOur British standard dare oppose,When our gallant lads are obliged to roam Why should women idly stay at home?I’m volunteer turn’d, and indeed what’s moreA smart drill’d sergeant of the corps;And whenever old England’s claims require,Can soon make ready, present, and fire!I’m a merry…

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Female Captain

The Female Captain Sung by Mrs. Wrighten. Sound the fife, beat the drum, to my standard repair,All ye lads who will conquer or die;At request of my sex, as a captain I come,The mens courage and valour to try;‘Tis your king and your country now calls for your aid;‘Tis the ladies command you to go;By…

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Female Pressgang

The Female Pressgang The Maidens Frollick: OR, A BRIEF RELATION HOW SIX LUSTY LASSES HAS PREST FULL FOURTEEN TAYLORS ON THE BACKSIDE OF ST. CLEMENTS, AND THE OTHER ADJACENT PLACES. Of late near the Strand, we well understand,Six lasses that took a brisk frollick in hand;‘Twas thus I profess, they in seaman’s dress,Not far from…

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Soldier’s Bride

The Soldier’s Bride Young Delia once, a soldier’s bride,Assumed the soldier’s garb;But yet not her’s the warrior’s stride,Nor hers the snaffled barb;A cap and feather graced her brow,Her form the Highland plaid;In vaine–her voice, so faint and low,The trembling fair betrayed. This distant camp her Henry sought,His country’s foes t’engage,–Why cannot I, delightful though!She cried,…

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Chester Garland

The Chester Garland In Four Parts PART I. A Merchant of London, as many report, He for a long time a young lady did court, At length by long courtship this handsome lay Did promise this merchant his bride to be. Of one thing this lady she was ignorant, To go his own factor the…

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