Old-English Song

by Erich Korngold

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Old-English Song
English source: Anon.

Now hark, all you gallants! Your ears I would tease
with a song of Lord Essex in the fight at Cadiz!
How he scuppered them Spaniards and hacked out their spleen,
For the glory of England and Elizabeth, our queen!

We've rounded the port, boys, the cannons they roar,
the sea's full of corpses and Spain is no more!
They bobbed on the tide, boys, the fat and the lean,
For the glory of England and Elizabeth, our queen!


Erich Korngold

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austrian-born composer and conductor, and a notable figure in the history of Hollywood as a composer for films. Read more here.



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