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" There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack! "
The roundelay; a selection of comic, martial, naval and sentimental songs - Page 204
by Roundelay - 1815
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 16

1789
...ftorms e'er fo oft Take the top-lift- of failors a-back, Tlieie'sa fwetl little cherub fits peich'd up aloft To keep watch for the life of POOR JACK. J faid to our Pell— (for Ó«» fee <he would cry) When lall we weigh 'd anchor for fea, «« What...
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The goldfinch, being a collection of the most esteemed modern songs in the ...

Goldfinch - 1805
...; For,sayshe, do you mind me, Ut storms e'er so oft lake the top-sails of sailors aback, Tlicre's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life uf poor Jack ! I said to our Poll (for, d'ye tee, she would cry), When test we weigh'd anchor for sea;...
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Ashburner's new vocal and poetic repository, selected by Queery Queerum

George Ashburner - 1807
...below, And many fine things that prov'd clearly to me, That Providence takes us in tow ; For, says lie, do you mind me, let storms e'er so oft, Take the top-sails of sailors a-back; There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack. I said to...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...all '$ a hazard : come don't be so Perhaps I may laughing come back ; [soft, For, d'ye see, there's a cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack. D 'ye mind me, a sailor should be every inch All as one as a piece of the ship, And with her brave...
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The pocket encyclopedia of Scottish, English, and Irish songs ..., Volume 2

Scottish songs - 1816
...come down below, And many fine things, that prov"d clearly to me, That providence takes us in tow. For, says he, Do you mind me, let storms e'er so oft aid to our Poll (for you see she would cry) When last we weigh'd anchor for sea, hat argufies sniv'ling...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 9

1821
...consequence, there is no idea more thoroughly imbued in sailors, than that of a particular Providence — " A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack." — We are desirous of speaking to this point very directly, because we believe a good deal of misapprehension...
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The Paisley magazine Vol 1

...foam is sure to overwhelm him, he cumWts himself with the belief that " A sweet little cherub still sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." Come, come, Sum, belay there, if you please, that brandy and lime juice handed you by Tom Norris, has...
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The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine, Part 2

1833
...Providence, however, drove us clear of the danger, and strongly proved to our grateful minds, that there's A sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. About nine, the storm began to abate, the ship was got before the wind, under close-reefed fore top-sail,...
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Memoirs of a Manager: Or, Life's Stage with New Scenery, Volume 2

Henry Lee - 1830
...lamb !" and " when on board" — he " braves all ! dreads nought !" for he knows that " There is a little cherub that sits up aloft to keep watch for the life of poor Jack !" I think the English Navy, as well as the English nation, have thus Ibeen greatly served by Mr. Dibdin....
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The Log Book, Or, Nautical Miscellany

Old Sailor - 1830 - 498 pages
...comes down below , And many fine things that proved clearly to me, That Providence takes us in tow ; For says he, 'do you mind me, let storms e'er so oft, Take the top lifts of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that siti up aloft, To keep watch for Ihe...
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