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The Smugglers Song                by R S Hawker

On, through the ground-sea, shove!
Light on the larboard bow!
There’s a nine-knot breeze above,
And a sucking tide below.

Hush! for the beacon fails,
The skulking gauger’s by;
Down with your studding-sails,
Let jib and fore-sail fly!

Hurrah! for the light once more!
Point her for Shark’s-nose Head;
Our friends can keep the shore;
Or the skulking gauger’s dead!

On! through the ground-sea, shove!
Light on the Larboard bow!
There’s a nine-knot breeze above
And a sucking tide below!

(‘Gauger’ = ‘Exciseman’)

Le Pinacle

Le Pinacle

Wiki R S Hawker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Stephen_Hawker

Le Pinacle: http://www.prehistoricjersey.net/Le_Pinacle.shtml

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