A ballad by the name "Spanish Ladies" was registered in the English Stationer's Company on December 14, 1624. Spanish Ladies. Until we strike soundings in the channel of old England; From Ushant to Scilly is thirty five leagues. We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors We'll rant and we'll roar along the salt seas. We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors We'll rant and we'll roar along the salt seas Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Am C Em We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors, Am C Em We'll rant and we'll roar all on the salt sea. We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors We'll rant and we'll roar along the salt seas. Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies, Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain; For we've received orders for to sail for ol' England, But we hope in a short time to see you again. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain For we’ve received orders for to sail back to Boston. Em C9 D Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies, Em C9 D Farewell and adieu to you Ladies of Spain; G D Em G For we've received orders for to sail for old England, Am7 D C D Em and we may never see you fair ladies again. Chorus We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors, We'll rant and we'll roar all on the salt sea. Farewell and adieu, to ye fair Spanish Ladies, Farewell and adieu, ye ladies of Spain; For we've received orders to sail for ol' England, But we hope that it's short-lived, to see you again. Spanish Ladies Lyrics: Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies / Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain / For we've received orders to sail for old England / We hope in a short time to see yous We will rant and we'll roar like true British sailors, We'll rant and we'll roar all on the salt sea. Origins. Spanish Ladies Lyrics: Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies / Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain / For we've received orders for to sail for old England / And we may never see you fair Lyrics Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies, Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain; For we've received orders for to sail for ol' England, But we hope in a short while to see you again. Farewell and adieu, to you Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu, to you ladies of Spain. Am C Em Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies, Am C G Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain; Am G C Em For we've received orders for to sail for ol' England, F Em Am Em Am But we hope in a short time to see you again. Until we strike soundings in the channel of old The oldest mention of the present song does not, however, appear until the 1769 logbook of HMS Nellie, [verification needed] making it more likely an invention of the Napoleonic era. Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies, Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain; For we've received orders for to sail for ol' England, But we hope in a short time to see you again. Farewell and adieu, to you Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu, to you ladies of Spain. [Chorus}: We will rant and we'll roar like true British sailors, We'll rant and we'll rave across the salt sea. We will rant and we'll roar like true British sailors, We'll rant and we'll roar all on the salt sea. We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors We'll rant and we'll roar along the salt seas And so nevermore shall we see you again” Farewell and adieu unto you Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain For it's we've received orders for to sail for old England But we hope very soon we shall see you again We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors We'll rant and we'll roar across the salt seas