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Captain Grant Where I was bound apprentice was down in Northamptonshire, Where I did take my lodgings in the centry of a wood, With my two metal bullets and my bright shiny sword, And it's quickly they did banish me to Edinborough Town. From Edinborough Town, my boys, I thought it myself good, Till I did take my lodgings in the centry of a wood; It was through that wicked woman had me surrounded as I were laying May the Lord have mercy on me ! ' cried bold Captain Grant. Now, here's to my wife and my five children small, And since I 've been drinking I have ruined them all ; God save 'em and God keep 'em from sickness and from want "May the Lord have mercy on me!" said bold Captain Grant. From Travellers' Songs, MacColl & Seeger Collected from Nelson Ridley note: Several printed versions between 1900 and 1910. Published broadside had three or four aditional verses. Tune similar to that of Johnny Troy RG RG apr96
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