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No. 12 - Quartet and Chorus - "The Kings of the Sea."

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Soloist: A rollicking old sea-dog am I,
Of the gallant and dare-devil kind;
The laws of all nations I defy
And I do as I feel inclined;
Oh, my crew they are hardy and desperate men,
All batter'd and bronzed are we,
The King may command all you lords of the land,
But we are the Kings of the sea.
Chorus: Ay, we are the Kings of the sea, ho! ho!
Soloist: Then it's ho! yo! ho!
For a moving life on the billowy boundless sea;
It may be a life that is rife with strife,
But oh, it's the life for me,
We sail to the East and we sail to the West,
Our quarry is gold and fame;
Rough and ready we are,
But we're spreading afar
The glory of England's name!
Chorus: Then it's ho! yo! ho!
For a moving life on the billowy boundless sea;
It may be a life that is rife with strife,
But oh, it's the life for me,
We sail to the East and we sail to the West,
Our quarry is gold and fame;
All: Rough and ready we are,
But we're spreading afar
The glory of England's name!
   
Soloist: Ye landsmen 'biding by hearths so bright,
Who never a danger know;
Who die in your beds, who shun a fight
And live lazy lives and slow;
Ye know not the joy of a roving life,
A psalm-singing tribe are ye,
Ye strike ne'er a blow against Spain, our foe,
But we sink all her ships on the sea.
Chorus: We scuttle her craft on the sea, ho! ho!
Soloist: Then it's ho! yo! ho!
For a moving life on the billowy boundless sea;
It may be a life that is rife with strife,
But oh, it's the life for me,
We sail to the East and we sail to the West,
Our quarry is gold and fame;
Rough and ready we are,
But we're spreading afar
The glory of England's name!
Chorus: Then it's ho! yo! ho!
For a moving life on the billowy boundless sea;
It may be a life that is rife with strife,
But oh, it's the life for me,
We sail to the East and we sail to the West,
Our quarry is gold and fame;
All: Rough and ready we are,
But we're spreading afar
The glory of England's name!

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