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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    the Shears though some think the sea song might be older than either There is also a Welsh air Twill Back y Clo using the same tune and numerous more recent parodies of the pumping shanty Strike the Bell Parked on the poop deck and walking all about There is the second mate so steady and so stout Dunno what he s thinkin of he doesn t know himself But we wish that he would hurry up and strike strike the bell Strike the bell second mate let us go below Look out to windward you can see it s going to blow Look at your glass you can see how it has fell And we wish that you would hurry up and strike strike the bell Down on the main deck and workin at the pumps There is the larboard watch a longin for their bunks Lookin out to windward they can see a mighty swell And they wish that you would hurry up and strike strike the bell Aft at the wheel poor Anderson stands Graspin at the spokes with his cold mitten d hands Looking at his compass but his course is clear as hell And he

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=143 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    and Music Peter Bellamy Sweet ladies of Plymouth we re saying Goodbye Ro o oll down But we ll rock you and roll you again bye and bye Walk around m brave boys and roll down And we will Ro o oll down Walk around m brave boys and roll down Our anchor s a weigh and the sails are unfurled And we re bound for to take her half

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=163 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    Day time and night time we re driving her hard The Captain s a hard man and Drives the crew on No time for thinking Of our girls back home Keep changing the Sails lads and Mending the spars The fastest back home will be winning the prize Sharp at the prow She cuts like a knife Hardly a bow wave With a waist like your wife s Lovely to

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=85 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    captain too To carry me over the seas To carry me over the seas me lads To my true love far away For I m taking a trip on a Government ship Ten thousand miles away So blow ye winds and blow and a roving I will go I ll stay no more on England s shore To hear sweet music play For I m off on the bounding maine and I won t be back again For I m taking a trip on a Government ship Ten thousand miles away My true love she was beautiful And my true love was young Her eyes were like the diamond sprite And silver was her tongue And silver was her tongue me lads as the big ship left the bay As she said Will you remember me Ten thousand miles away Now dark and dismal was the day When last I saw my Meg She d a Government band around each hand And another one round her leg Oh another one round her leg me lads As the big ship left sailed away And I said that I d be true to her Ten thousand miles away I wish I was

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=95 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    ships were famous for their fast passage and excellent seamanship However they were also famed for their fighting mates and the brutal treatment of seamen Western Ocean seamen were called Packet Rats Many ships bore the name bloodboat Most of the seamen hailed from New York or were Liverpool Irish By 1880 the sailing ships were being replaced by steamers and the packets entered other trades or were sold The Black Ball Line I serv d my time in the Black Ball Line To me weigh hey hey hurrah ho In the Black Ball Line I serv d my time Hurrah for the Black Ball Line Her yards were square her gear all new To me weigh hey hey hurrah ho She had a good and gallant crew Hurrah for the Black Ball Line The Black Ball ships they are good and true To me weigh hey hey hurrah ho They are the ships for me and you Hurrah for the Black Ball Line For once there was a Black Ball ship To me weigh hey hey hurrah ho That fourteen knots an hour could slip Hurrah for the Black Ball Line You ll surely find a rich gold mine

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=61 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    standing on the dockside wall Sailing on the evening tide Waiting for the skipper s call Time ashore bright hours ashore Time ashore is over And Sally s watching as I go Tear filled eyes two kids in tow But what of her when I m Iceland bound Will she be true or gad around For I can t recall when she was mine For more than three days at

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=176 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    s gone on a whaling ship Away to Hilo Oh Tommy s gone on a damned long trip Tom s gone to Hilo He s never kissed his girl goodbye Away to Hilo He s left her and he s told her why Tom s gone to Hilo She s robbed him blind and left him broke Away to Hilo He s had enough he gave her the poke Tom

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=64 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    up from down below Whiskey whiskey whiskey O Up aloft this yard must go John rise her up from down below Oh whiskey straight and whiskey strong Give me some whiskey and I ll sing you a song O whiskey makes me wear old clo es Whiskey gave me a broken nose Whiskey killed my poor old dad Whiskey druv my mother mad If whiskey comes too near my nose

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=30 (2016-02-15)
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