Spanish Ladies


Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies,

Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain;


For we've received orders for to sail for old England,

But we hope in a short time to see you again.

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We will rant and we'll roar like true British sailors,


We’ll rant and we’ll roar along the salt seas.


Until we strike soundings in the channel of old England;

From Ushant to Scilly is thirty-five leagues.

We hove our ship to with the wind from sou'west, boys

We hove our ship to, deep soundings to take;

'Twas forty-five fathoms, with a white sandy bottom,


So we squared our main yard and up channel did make.

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The first land we sighted was call-ed the Dodman,


Next Rame Head off Plymouth, Start, Portland and Wight;

We sailed by Beachy, by Fairlight and Dover,


And then we bore up for the South Foreland light.

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