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Sailing The Severn Sea


From out the Severn estuary
Towards the open sea
The countless ships went sailing
Bound for their history
Cabot heading boldly
To find his Newfoundland
Led the way for others
As 'cross the globe they spanned
Pirates lusting treasure
Upon the Spanish Main
Merchants seeking commerce
Their profits to maintain
Fish to feed the Catholics
Exchanged for finest wine
Sugar and tobacco
Produced through slavers' crime
Where Vikings once sailed longships
Vast vessels with their loads
Cross this liquid canvas
With cars to clog our roads
Twice daily sure as clockwork
Immense tides rise and fall
A mighty force of nature
That will survive us all.


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