If you want to join a merchant ship and sail the sea at large|
Youll not have any trouble if you have a good discharge
Signed by the Board of Trade with everything exact
And then youll get your months advance according to the Act.
So haul boys your weather mainbrace and ease away your lee
Hoist jib and topsails lads and let the ship go free
Shout boys shout I tell you it's a fact
Theres nothing done in Lime Juice ship contrary to the Act.
2. Now when you join the ship me boys youll here your Articles read
3. Now its watch and watch the first day out according to the Act
4. Now its up on deck me bully boys with many a curse we go
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