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28 July 2015 0 Comments

Clear the Track and Let the Bullgine Run (Eliza Lee)

Oh, the smartest clipper you can find. Ah ho Way-oh, are you most done. Is the Marget Evans of the Blue Cross Line. So clear the track, let the Bullgine run. Chorus: Tibby Hey rig a jig in a jaunting car. Ah ho Way-oh, are you most done. With Lizer Lee all on my knee. […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

Captain Kidd

Chorus: My name is Captain Kidd As I sailed, as I sailed, Oh my name is Captain Kidd as I sailed, My name is Captain Kidd And God’s laws I did forbid, And most wickedly I did as I sailed. My father taught me well To shun the gates of hell, But against him I […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

The Chinee Bumboat Man

I’ll sing ye a story o’ trouble an’ woe, that’ll cause ye to shudder an’ shiver Concerning a Chinee bumboat man, that sailed Yangtze River He was a heathen o’ high degree, As the joss-house records show His family name was Wing Chang Loo, but the sailors all called him Jim Crow ee-eye-oh ee-eye   […]

3 February 2013 0 Comments

The Dry Cadrona

Oh I can tell where the cherries grow, By the dry Cardrona Where I picked them long ago, On a day when I was sober On a day when I was sober. (Audience repeats the last line of each verse)   My father wore a parson’s coat By the dry Cardrona He kept a tally […]

29 April 2012 0 Comments

Captain John Mason

Words: Mike and Annabel McPhee, Music: Rudy Sunde (c) 2008 The wind is fair, the wind is fair Make sail and hasten o Can’t get out, I’ll be damned Look to me, John Mason o Down the bay, sailed away Take the helm John Mason o Ship and crew depend on you Take the helm […]

21 April 2012 0 Comments

Captain Tall

Captain Tall, best man I met Lively lads look lively Give you a trip you’ll never forget Lively lads look lively   He’s the man for the Southern coast Pray to God and the Holy Ghost Lively lads look lively That’s the cry from Captain Tall Lively lads look lively That’s the cry to drive […]

21 April 2012 0 Comments

The Chinee Bumboatman

I’ll sing ye a story o’ trouble an’ woe, That’ll cause ye to shudder and shiver, Concernin’ a Chinese bumboat man that sailed the Yangtze river. He wuz a heathen o’ high degree, as the joss-house records show, His family name was Wing Chang Loo, But the sailors all called him Jim Crow-ee-eye-oh-ee-eye! Hitch-y-kum, kitch-y-kum, […]

26 July 2011 0 Comments

The Gals o Chile

To Chile’s coast we’re bound away [Refrain] Timme heave-ho, hang her hilo To Chile’s coast we’re bound away [Refrain] We’ll all dance and drink pisco We’re bound away at the break of day Where they little Spanish gals are so bright and gay [Chorus] Timme heave-ho hang her hilo Sing olay for them dago girls […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

The California

[Chorus] Ah me the boys the California Girl of the Summer, and sons of the sea Pack your gear for the California Winds are seldom free And now you got a breeze I must go where the tall ships go Climb aloft in a gale Shanty loud for the bygone sailing days When I gave […]

10 September 2010 0 Comments

The Crabfish (Sea Porn : Lyric Warning)

Sample can be heard here: http://www.saltydick.com/lyrics/12-the-crabfish.htm Fisherman, fisherman, standing by the sea, Have you a crabfish that you can sell to me?” [Refrain] By the wayside i-diddle-dee-di-doh. “Yes sir, yes sir, that indeed I do. I’ve got a crabfish that I can sell to you.” Well, I took him on home and I thought he’d […]