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27 July 2011 0 Comments

Larry Marr (Five Gallon Jar)

In ‘Frisco town there lived a man and Jack Marr was his name; And in the days of the Cape Horn Trade, he played the Shanghai game. His wife’s name was Mary Ann, sailors knew both near and far; An’ when they [played the Shanghai game, the used the big stone jar. [Chorus] In the […]

27 July 2011 0 Comments


Written by Cyril Tawney   Roll on the drums, oh! me time has come Let’s get it over with before I start to hum in [Chorus] Six feet of mud, six feet of mud, Nine fathoms of water and six feet of mud. Haul down the flag and sew up the bag One consolation-the wife […]

27 July 2011 8 Comments

The 24th of February

On the 24th of February, The weather being clear. We spied to be sure seven Turkish men-of-war, Come a sailing from Algier. [Chorus] To me ri fol leather ol, ri fol leather ol, ri fol leather ol lay. Rol a diddle i, rol a diddle i, to me ri fol leather ol lay Well the […]