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XXV. Queen

Queen Elizabeth's Champion: Or, A Victory obtained by the Young Earl of Esex, over the Old Emperor of Germany, by Sea; in which he took the Emperor's Son, and brought him Prisoner to Queen Elizabeth.

I will not trouble my Reader with a tedious

Introduction to this Ballad. The Earl of Essex, the Heroe of the Song, fought feveral times, and with good Success, against the Spaniards; which of his Battles this was writ upon, I shall leave those who are better acquainted with History to determine,


OME found up your Trumpets, and beat up

(your Drums,
And let's go to Sea with a valiant good Cheer,
In search of a mighty vast Navy of Ships,
The like has not been for this fifty long Years,

Raderer two, tandaro te
Raderer, tadorer, tan do re.

The Queen she provided a Navy of Ships,
With sweet flying Streamers so glorious to see,

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Rich Top and Top-gallants, Captains and Lieutenants Some forty, some fifty Brass Pieces and three,

Raderer tio, &c.

They had not sail'd past a Week on the Seas,

Not passing a Week and Days two or three, But they were aware of the proud Emperor, Both him and all his proud Company,

Raderer two, &c.

When he beheld our powerful Fleet,

Sailing along in their Glory and Pride,
He was amaz'd at their Valour and Fame,
Then to his warlike Commanders he cry'd,

Raderer two, &c.

These were the Words of the Old Emperor,

Saying, Who's this that is failing to me, If he be a King that weareth a Crown, Yet am I a better Man than he,

Raderer two, &c.

It is not a King nor Lord of a Crown,

Which now to the Seas with his Navy is come, But the young Earl of Ejjex, the Queen's Lieutenant, Who fears no Foes in Christendom,

Raderer two, &c.

Oh! Is that young Lord then come to the Seas,

Then let's tack about, and be steering away,
I have heard so much of his Father before,
That I will not fight with young Elsex to Day,

Raderer two, &c.

Oh! then bespoke the Emperor's Son,

As they were tacking and steering away,
Give me, Royal Father, this Navy of Ships,
And I will go fight with young Effex to Day,

Raderer two, &c.


Take them with all my Heart, loving Son,

Most of them are of a Capital Size,
But should he do as his Father has done,
Farewel thine Honour and mine likewise.

Raderer two, &c.

With Cannons hot, and thundering Shot,

These two Gallants fought on the Main,
And as it was young Effex's Lot,
The Emperor's Son by him was ta'n,

Raderer two, &c.

Give me my Son, the Emperor cry'd,

Which thou this Day has taken from me, And I'll give to thee three Keys of Gold, The one shall be of High Germany,

Raderer two, &c.

I care not for thy three Keys of Gold,

Which thou hast proffer'd to set him free,
But thy Son he shall to England fail,
And go before the Queen with me,

Raderer two, &c.

Then have I fifty good Ships of the best,

As good as ever were sent to the Sea, And e'er my Son into England shall fail, They shall go all for good Company,

Raderer two, &c.

They had not fought this famous Battle,

They had not fought it Hours were three, E're some lost Legs, and some loft Arms, And some lay tumbling in the Sea,

Raderer tuo, &c.

Essex he got this Battle likewise,
Tho''twas the sharpest that ever was seen,



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