Bold Roving Thieves

DESCRIPTION: "You land-lubber rogues play a cowardly game, And skulk in false jackets, but we, Tho' we glory in plunder, we fight for bold fame, The brave roving thieves of the sea." They take orders from no captain or middie; no ship can catch them; they fear nothing
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1848 (American Sailor's Songster, according to Frank-Pirate)
KEYWORDS: pirate nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Frank-PIrate 66, "Bold Roving Thieves" (1 text; #40 in the first edition)
Roud #V6761
File: FrPi066

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