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History is reflected in the words of folk songs
Andrew Rose - - Andrew Rose, the British sailor - Now to you his woes I'll name - 'Twas on the passage from Barbados - Whilst on board the Mary Jane. - Chorus: - Wasn't that most cruel usage - Without a friend to interpose? - How they've whipped and mangled,Gagged and strangled - The British sailor, Andrew Rose. - 2. 'Twas on the quarter-deck they laid him, - Gagged him with an iron bar; - Wasn't that most cruel usage - To put upon a British tar? - Chorus: - - 3. 'Twas up aloft the Captain sent him - Naked beneath the burning sun, - Whilst the mate did follow after, - Lashing him till the blood did run. - Chorus: