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I'vecrossed the Bar at Sapele,in the chains I swung the lead And I was bitten by mosquitoes and finished up sick in bed I've sailed down to Valparaiso and seen thousands of birds in flight I've seen ships sailing in the sky,just a trick of heat and light
But the French swung the lead back with a try from replacement prop Guillaume Bousses.
It has been suggested that Savage swung the lead a bit for the medical bods, exaggerating the extent of the suffering he was actually in.