Henry Martin

Henry Martin
“Come lower your reef and come lay your ship to,
Come you quickly under my glin;
For your rich merchant stores I will take away, take away,
And your bodies I’ll sink in the sea, the salt sea, the salt sea,
And your bodies I’ll sink in the sea.”
As sung by Danny Brazil, Gloucester 12 May 1966 and Lemmy Brazil 29 September 1967 (Springthyme 66.6.8 & 67.6.26). In: Shepheard, Peter. Folk Songs and Ballads of the Brazil Family of Gloucester (1967).

“Come lower your reef and come lay your ship to,
Come you quickly under my glin;
For your rich merchant stores I will take away, take away,
And your bodies I’ll sink in the sea, the salt sea, the salt sea,
And your bodies I’ll sink in the sea.”

From broadside to broadside the two vessels went,
And at it they went merrily;
Until Henry Martin gave to her a death vownd, a death vownd,
And down to the bottom went she, went she, went she,
And down to the bottom went she.

and as sung by Lemmy:
“Hoist your riggin,” says Henry Martin,
“You quick you come under my glea;
Else your rich merchant ship I will take away,
And your bodies I’ll sing in the sea.”


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