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2.19.2006

Ladies of Spain

For some reason I like songs that have "Spain" in the title. For instance:

Never Been to Spain - Hoyt Axton
King of Spain - Galaxie 500 (Luna?)
Ladies of Spain - Captain Quint in Jaws:

"Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies / Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. / For we received orders for to sail back to Boston / And soon never more will we see you again."

Here's the full version:

Farewell, and adieu to you Spanish ladies,Farewell, and adieu to you ladies of Spain!For we've received orders for to sail for old England,But we hope in a short time to see you again.

We'll rant and we'll roar {66} like true British heroes,We'll rant and we'll roar across the salt seas,Until we strike soundings in the channel of old England;From Ushant to Scilly is thirty-five leagues.

Then we hove our ship to, with the wind at sou'-west, boys,We hove our ship to, for to strike soundings clear;We got soundings in ninety-five fathom, and boldlyUp the channel of old England our course we did steer.

The first land we made it was called the Deadman,Next, Ram'shead off Plymouth, Start, Portland, and Wight;We passed by Beachy, by Fairleigh, and Dungeness,And hove our ship to, off the South Foreland light.

Then a signal was made for the grand fleet to anchorAll in the Downs, that night for to sleep;Then stand by your stoppers, let go your shank-painters,Haul all your clew-garnets, stick out tacks and sheets.

So let every man toss off a full bumper,Let every man toss off his full bowls;We'll drink and be jolly, and drown melancholy,So here's a good health to all true-hearted souls!

(Arrrrrgh, matey!)

From: Cantaria song library

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