We Be Three Poor Mariners

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First published in 1609

We be three poor mariners,
Newly come from the seas,
We spend our lives in jeopardy,
While others live at ease.
|: Shall we go dance the Round, around, around? :|
And he that is a bully boy,
Come, pledge me on this ground, aground, aground!
2. We care not for those martial men
That do our states disdain;
But we care for those merchantmen
That do our states maintain.
|: Shall we go dance the Round, around, around? :|
And he that is a bully boy,
Come, pledge me on this ground, aground, aground!


In later times, the word dance was changed to drink, making it an excellent pub song.

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