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THE "BOLIVAR"

Overloaded, undermanned, meant to founder, we
Euchred God Almighty's storm, bluffed the Eternal Sea!

 

Seven men from all the world, back to town again,
Rollin' down the Ratcliffe Road drunk and raising Cain.
Seven men from out of Hell. Ain't the owners gay,
'Cause we took the "Bolivar" safe across the Bay?