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THE RUSTY CANNONBALL

Sailing 'neath a veil of stars, coming round the coast
A mighty schooner parts the waves as silent as a ghost
All cannons are loaded, and every cutlass bright
The lookout stands on top of the mast with the harbour in his sight

CHORUS:
She was the bravest ship that ever sailed across the seas
Her tattered flag waving black in the salty ocean breeze
Every mate and officer, they were true rebels all
So sing a chanty for the crew of The Rusty Cannonball

They burned the royal navy off Tortuga Bay
Left them smoldering on the waves in dismal disarray
The captain laughed upon the deck with bottles in both hands
Shouting "Go to hell for you'll surely drown before you reach the land!"

CHORUS

The ship went down one stormy night with every hand aboard
The cold wind cracked all of her masts then in the water poured
So if piracy runs through your veins, beware your cursed fate
To the crushing depths you're surely bound, make no mistake

LAST CHORUS:
She was the bravest ship that ever sailed across the seas
Her tattered flag waving black in the salty ocean breeze
Every mate and officer, they were true rebels all
So take a lesson from this tale of The Rusty Cannonball


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