viernes, enero 16, 2009

Henry Martin




La balada de Henry Martin
Joan Baez

There were three brothers in merry Scotland,
In merry Scotland there were three,
And they did cast lots which of them should go,
should go, should go,
And turn robber all on the salt sea.

The lot it fell first upon Henry Martin,
The youngest of all the three;
That he should turn robber all on the salt sea,
Salt sea, the salt sea.
For to maintain his two brothers and he.
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They had not been sailing but a long winter's night
And a part of a short winter's day,
When he espied a stout lofty ship,
lofty ship, lofty ship,
Come abibbing down on him straight way.

Hullo! Hullo! cried Henry Martin,
What makes you sail so nigh?
I'm a rich merchant ship bound for fair London Town,
London Town, London Town
Would you please for to let me pass by?

Oh no! Oh no! cried Henry Martin,
This thing it never could be,
For I have turned robber all on the salt sea
the salt sea, the salt sea.
For to maintain my two brothers and me.

Come lower your tops'l and brail up your mizz'n
And bring your ship under my lee,
Or I will give to you a full cannon ball,
cannon ball, cannon ball,
And all your dear bodies drown in the salt sea.

Oh no! we won't lower our lofty topsail,
Nor bring our ship under your lee,
And you shan't take from us our rich merchant goods,
merchant goods, merchant goods
Nor point our bold guns to the sea.

Then broadside and broadside and at it they went
For fully two hours or three,
Till Henry Martin gave to them the deathshot,
the deathshot, the deathshot,
And straight to the bottom went she.

Bad news, bad news, to old England came,
Bad news to fair London Town,
There's been a rich vessel and she's cast away,
cast away, cast away,
And all of her merry men drown'd.

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La balada de Henry Matin
Donovan

There were three brothers in merry Scotland
In merry Scotland there were three-aye
And they did cast lots which of them should go,
should go, should go, should go-aye
And to turn robber along the salt sea
to turn pirate along the salt sea

The lot it fell first to Henry Martin
The younger of all the three-aye
that he should turn robber along the salt sea,
salt sea, salt sea, salty sea-aye
For to maintain his two brothers and he
to maintain his two brothers and he

He had not been sailing but a long winters night
And part of a short winters day-aye
When he a-spied a stout lofty ship,
lofty ship, lofty ship, lofty ship-aye
Come abibben down on him straight away
Come abibben down on him straight away

Hullo, hullo, cried Henry Martin
What makes you sail so nigh-aye?
I'm a rich merchant ship bound for fair London town,
London Town, London Town, London Town-aye
And will you not please for to let me pass by?
Won't you please for to let me pass by?

Oh Nay, Oh Nay, cried Henry Martin
This thing it never can be-aye
For I have turned pirate along the salt sea,
salt sea, salt sea, salty sea-aye
for to maintain my two brothers and me
to maintain my two brothers and me

Come lower your top sail and slacken your mizen
and bring your ship under our lee-aye
or we will give to you a full cannon ball,
cannon ball, cannon ball, cannon ball-aye
and all your merry men drown in the sea
all your merry men drown in the sea

We won't lower our top sail nor slacken our mizen
Nor bring our ship under your lee
and you won't give to us your full cannon ball,
cannon ball, cannon ball, cannon ball-aye
nor all our merry men drown in the sea
all our merry men drown in the sea

Then up him and at him and at him he went
For fully two hours or three-aye
Til' Henry Martin gave to them the death shot
the Death shot-aye
And all the merry men drowned in the sea
all the merry men drowned in the sea

Sad news sad news to old England came,
sad news to fair London town-aye
there's been a rich vessel and she's cast away,
cast away, cast away, cast away-aye
and all her merry men drowned in the sea
all her merry men drowned in the sea
all her merry men drowned in the sea
all her merry men drowned in the sea


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The ballad of Henry Martin
The pirate captain Henry Martin

There were three brothers in merry Scotland,
In merry Scotland there were three,
And they did cast lots which of them should go,
should go, should go,
And turn robber at on the salt sea.

The lot it fell first upon Henry Martin,
The youngest of all of the three;
That he should turn robber at on the salt sea,
the salt sea, the salt sea.
For to maintain his two brothers and he.

They had not been sailing a long winter's night
And a part of a short winter's day,
When they did espied a stout lofty ship,
lofty ship, lofty ship,
Coming abibbing down on him straight way.

Hullo! Hullo! cried Henry Martin,
What makes you sail so nigh?
I'm a rich merchant ship bound for fair London Town,
London Town, London Town
and if you please we will quickly pass by.

Oh no! Oh no! cried Henry Martin,
This thing it never can be,
For I have turned robber at on the salt sea
the salt sea, the salt sea.
For to maintain my two brothers and me.

So lower your tops'l and brail up your mizz'n
And give your ship under my lee,
Or I will give to you a full cannon ball,
cannon ball, cannon ball,
that your dear bodies into the salt sea.

Then broadside to broadside and at it they went
For fully twenty hours and three,
Untill Henry Martin gave to them the deathshot,
the deathshot, the deathshot,
And straight to the bottom went she.

Sad news, Sad news, to old England came,
Sad news to fair London Town,
There was a rich vessel but she's cast away,
cast away, cast away,
And all of her merry men drown'd.

There were three brothers in merry Scotland,
In merry Scotland there were three,
And they did cast lots which of them should go,
should go, should go,
And turn robber at on the salt sea.