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And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of a season's fame, But his Captain's hand on his shoulder smote "Play up! The river of death has brimmed his banks, And England's far, and Honour a name, But the voice of schoolboy rallies the ranks, "Play up!
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This they all with a joyful mind Bear through life like a torch in flame, And falling fling to the host behind — "Play up! And now it was dawn. Drake's Drum Drake he's in his hammock an' a thousand miles away, Capten, art tha sleepin' there below? Yarnder lumes the Island, yarnder lie the ships, Wi' sailor lads a-dancing' heel-an'-toe, An' the shore-lights flashin', an' the night-tide dashin', He sees et arl so plainly as he saw et long ago.
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Drake he was a Devon man, an' ruled the Devon seas, Capten, art tha' sleepin' there below? Roving' tho' his death fell, he went wi' heart at ease, A' dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth Hoe. Slung atween the round shot, listenin' for the drum, An' dreamin arl the time o' Plymouth Hoe.
Call him on the deep sea, call him up the Sound, Call him when ye sail to meet the foe; Where the old trade's plyin' an' the old flag flyin' They shall find him ware an' wakin', as they found him long ago!