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NOTE — This song has been recorded under the Sunphone label and
The Lass That Loves a Sailor
Composed by Charles Dibdin (1740-1814)
About the Composer
The eighteenth son of a poor silversmith, Charles Dibdin rose to became resident composer at Covent Garden, London. In 1803 the British government paid him to write a series of songs to "keep alive the national feelings against the French." Dibdin's songs were said to be worth ten thousand sailors to the cause of England. His songs were also popular in Canada and the United States before and during the American Revolution and throughout the War of 1812.
For additional information on this composer, see Lesley Nelson-Burns' short biography of Dibdin.
The moon on the ocean was dimmed by a ripple
Some drank "The Queen," and some her brave ships,
Some drank "The Prince," and some "Our Land,"
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