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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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Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin: With a Memoir

Charles Dibdin - 1850 - 328 pages
...; And a many fine things that proved 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 aback, 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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The seaman's friend

Richard Marks - 1850 - 180 pages
...well at last. I always thought that was a good song which says, " There's a sweet little cherub which sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." I suppose that is what you mean : but, Harry, who is that sweet little cherub that sits up aloft? Harry....
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Canada, as it Was, Is, and May be, Volume 1

Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle, Sir James Edward Alexander - 1852 - 320 pages
...completely paralyze and annihilate the hopes of the Radical Revolutionists in Western Canada; for the real " sweet little cherub that sits up aloft to keep watch" for the life of the country is not only sound and cheap education, but the unlimited exercise of the privilege of elective...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 3

Half hours - 1856
...come 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 topsails of sailors aback, 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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856
...For says he, do you mind me, let storms e'er BO oft,1 Take tho topsails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack. I said to our Poll, for, d'ye see, she would cry, When last we weigh'd anchor for sea, What argufies...
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Songs of England. The book of English songs, ed. by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1857 - 319 pages
...come down below ; And a 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-sails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack ! I said...
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Pitcairn: the Island, the People and the Pastor: To which is Added a Short ...

Thomas Boyles Murray - 1858 - 414 pages
...that came 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 Take the top-sails of sailors aback, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." The annexed...
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The Perfect Gentleman: Or, Etiquette and Eloquence. A Book of Information ...

Gentleman - 1860 - 335 pages
...by the gales of prosperity, guided by the compass of justice, and enter the port of victory. To the sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, to keep watch for the life of poor Jack. To the memory of the Father of his Country— Washington. The memory of those who fought and bled with...
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Temple Bar, Volume 39

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1873
...tow. For, says he, d'ye mind me, let storms e'er so oft Take the topsails o' sailors a-back, There's a sweet little cherub that sits up a-loft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." In the next verse Jack is worldly again. When Poll is " sniv'ling and piping her eye " at the idea...
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The English Cricketers' Trip to Canada and the United States [1859]

Frederick Lillywhite - 1860 - 79 pages
...replied Lockyer ; they have again voted him to the chair. Then Carpenter struck up with — " There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack." which ditty was speedily followed by Grundy's performance of his celebrated " Dolly Dobbs," by which...
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