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Ravensdaughter - The Banks of the Nile 

A traditional anti-war song from the time of the Napoleonic Wars and in particular his campaign in Egypt. British troops under the leadership of General Ralph Abercromby finally defeated the French at the second Battle of Aboukir (Abu Qir) in 1801. At the Battle of Aboukir, even though they were victorious, the British lost 1,100 men out of the 5,000 that went to the banks of the Nile. General Abercromby was among the dead.


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2. Shepherds Arise 
3. The Devil and the Soldiers 
4. Corvell's Fancy 
5. Perkin Warbeck 
6. Darkside 
7. The Ballad of Thomas Winter 
8. Pastime with Good Company 
9. Ravensdaughter 
10. Roses 
11. The Lailly Worm 
12. Dick's Delight/Dead Man's Fingers 
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14. Nightmare Jack 
15. The Banks of the Nile 
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