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- Come all you jolly mariners,
Give ear into my song,
And if you pay attention
I wont detain you long.
It's about the Lady Charlotte
From Lima she set sail,
And was homward bound to Liverpool,
On a sweet and pleasant gale.(2)
Our hearts were light an merry,
And our spirits they were great,
Until we reached the Irish coast, no dangers to relate.
The wind it blew a hurricane, regardless of our might,
Which drove us on the Barrel Rocks
On a cold and dreary night. (3)
Our cargo it consisted of dollars, and good store,
Seeds, bark, hides and wool, gold and silver ore.
Our Captain's name was John Mac Gill,
A man of skill profound,
Our jolly crew, with perfect health,(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.