Boatswain's Call (II), The (The Courageous Mariner's Invitation)

DESCRIPTION: "Stout seamen, come away, never be daunted, For if at home you sray" then the fleet cannot be manned. "Lewis, that Christian Turk" (Louis XIV) is preparing to invade. If they succeed, they will earn promotion; at worst, the sea will be their final home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1697 (broadside Bodleian Don. b.13(39v))
KEYWORDS: ship battle death France mother wife
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 25, "The Boatswain's Call" (1 text)
Roud #V39810
Bodleian, Don. b.13(39v), "The boatswains call; or The couragious marriners invitation to all his brother sailers ... to fight in the defence of their king and country, " Deacon, Blare, Brooskby, Back, London, 1683-1696
File: PaSe025

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