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I shall no more to sea, to sea

Language: English

Stephano              
[I shall no more to sea, to sea,
Here shall I die ashore --]1
This is a very scurvy tune to sing at a man's
funeral: well, here's my comfort.]2

(Drinks)

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 The master, the swabber,  the boatswain, and I,
 The gunner and his mate
 Loved Mall, Meg, and Marian, and Margery,
 But none of us cared for Kate;
 For she had a tongue with a tang,
 Would cry to a sailor, 'Go hang!'
 She loved not the savour of tar nor of pitch,
 Yet a tailor might scratch her where'er she did itch:
 Then to sea, boys, and let her go hang!
 [This is a scurvy tune too: but here's my comfort.]2


Translation(s): FRE GER

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1 Omitted by Bachlund and Hall.
2 Omitted by Bachlund.

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Text added to the website: 2007-05-11.
Last modified: 2016-03-01 11:24:14
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Le patron, le balayeur

Language: French (Français) after the English

Stephano
Le patron, le balayeur,
le bosseman et moi,
Le canonnier et son aide,
Nous aimions Mall, Meg, Marianne et Margery,
Mais aucun de nous ne se souciait de Kate.
Car elle avait la langue pointue ;
Elle criait aux matelots : Va te faire pendre !
Elle n’aimait pas la saveur du goudron ni de la poix.
Mais un tailleur pouvait la gratter où ça la démangeait.
Allons ! en mer, enfants ! Et qu’elle aille se faire pendre !
Le patron, le balayeur,
le bosseman et moi,
Le canonnier et son aide,
Nous aimions Mall, Meg, Marianne et Margery,
Mais aucun de nous ne se souciait de Kate.


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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in The Tempest, Act II, Scene 2 GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph W. Baber, Gary Bachlund, Ernst Bacon, Juliana Hall. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2016-02-13.
Last modified: 2016-02-13 16:53:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 110