Charles Dibdin (March 1745? – 25 July 1814), British musician, dramatist, novelist, actor and songwriter.
- For a soldier I listed, to grow great in fame.
And be shot at for sixpence a day.
- There ’s a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft,
To keep watch for the life of poor Jack.
- Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle?
He was all for love, and a little for the bottle.
- Captain Wattle and Miss Roe.
- His form was of the manliest beauty,
His heart was kind and soft;
Faithful below he did his duty,
But now he ’s gone aloft.
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- Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly,
Though winds blew great guns, still he ’d whistle and sing;
Jack loved his friend, and was true to his Molly,
And if honour gives greatness, was great as a king.
- The Sailor’s Consolation. A song with this title, beginning, "One night came on a hurricane", was written by William Pitt, of Malta, who died in 1840.