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2. Captain Semmes, C. S. A. N. June 19, 1864. Out of Cherbourg harbor, one clear Sunday morning, the cavalier, Captain Semmes, with his cap a-cock, Sailed from the friendly Frenchman's dock. Gaily a
o!” Whispered his friend, little Jean Crapeau. Semmes has been a wolf of the deep For many a day to was he For a cavalier of high degree; And Raphael Semmes don't sound, indeed, As if it came of the ge steamed in her war array. “Heigh-ho!” said Semmes, “Let's blow That craft to splinters before we go.” Semmes had heard, with his lip a-curl, In Cherbourg, that some Northern churl, Backed by a ga . Straight out to sea the Kearsarge drew, And Semmes, who followed all that flew, Followed, perhaps ed and the wounded screamed! “Heigh-ho!” said Semmes, “let's show The Yankees the heels we boast of st other less precious spoil, Fished swordless Semmes from his watery coil! “Hide me!” the gallant ne the other way! Heigh-ho!
I told you so! Oh!
Semmes was a sorry fool to go!” George H. Boker. tole away, Lest Winslow's guns might have a say; Landed him in Southampton town, Where heroes like him have had renown, Ever since Lawrence, Perry, and Hull, Took hold of the horns of great John Bull. Had I been Winslow, I say to you, As the sea is green, the sky is blue, Through the Deerhound I'd have sent a shot, And John might have liked the thing or not I Heigh-ho!
come soon or slow, In the end we are bound to have a blow. What said the Frenchman from his hill, After the cannon-shots were still? What said the Briton from his deck, Gazing down on the sunken wreck? Something was said of guns like mortars, And something of smooth-bores at close quarters; Chain armor furnished a word or two, But the end of all was both looked blue. They sighed again o'er the “Great Contention,” But never hinted at “Intervention.” One thing they wished, which they dared not say, “If the fight had but gone the other way! Heigh-ho!
I told you so! Oh!
Semmes was a sorry fool to go!” George H. Bo