Bill Cutlass, the Pirate Rover

DESCRIPTION: "My name's Bill Cutlass, bold and free, I came into the world by piracy, And while I can steer a craft at sea, I'll be a pirate rover." He takes gold "by steel and blood" and makes women slaves but protects shipwrecked sailors. He won't be taken alive
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1845 (The Pirate's Songster, according to Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs)
KEYWORDS: pirate money freedom rescue sailor slave
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs 64, "Bill Cutlass, the Pirate Rover" (1 text, 1 tune, with the words of "The Roving Sailor" being printed with the tune, which needs modification to work with the "Bill Cutlass" text; #38 in the first edition)
Roud #V23230
File: FrPi064

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