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There were two lofty ships from old England came
Blow high, blow low and so sail we
One was the Prince of Luther the other Prince of Wales
All a-cruisin' down the coast of High Barbary
"Aloft there, aloft there" our jolly bosun cried
"Look ahead, look astern, look to weather an' a-lee"
"There's naught upon the stern, sir there's naught upon our lee
But there's a lofty ship to wind'ard an' she's sailin' fast and free"
"Oh hail her, oh hail her" our gallant captain cried
"Are you a man-o-war or a privateer?" cried he
"Oh, I'm not a man-o-war nor privateer," said he
"But I am salt sea pirate all a-looking for me fee"
For Broadside, for broadside a long time we lay
'Til at last the Prince of Luther shot the pirate's mast away
"Oh quarter, oh quarter" those pirates they did cry
But the quarter that we gave them was we sank 'em in the sea