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30 August 2017 0 Comments

The Fields of Athenry

Written by Pete St John 1970’s By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling Michael they are taking you away, For you stole Trevelyn’s corn So the young might see the morn, Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay Low lie, The Fields Of Athenry Where once we watched the […]

30 August 2017 0 Comments

Flower of Scotland

Written by Roy Williamson (from the Corries) in 1967   Oh Flower Of Scotland, When will we see, your like again That fought and died for Yer wee bit hill and glen And stood against him Proud Edward’s army And sent him homeward Tae think again The hills are bare now And autumn leaves lie […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

Froggie Went a Courtin

Burle Ives version:   Froggie went a courtin and he did ride. Mhmm. Froggie went a courtin and he did ride. A sword and a pistol by his side. Mhmm. He went down to Missie Mousie’s door. Mhmm. He went down to Missie Mousie’s door, where he had been many times before. Mhmm. “Missie Mouse, […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

Final Trawl

Written by Archie Fisher in 2005, from his album¬†Luminosity Now it’s three long years since we made her pay Sing haul away my laddie O And the owners say that she’s had her day And sing haul away my laddie O So heave away for the final trawl Sing haul away my laddie O It’s […]

18 August 2014 0 Comments

Finnegan’s Wake

Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin street, A gentleman Irish, mighty odd. He had a brogue both rich and sweet And to rise in the world he carried a hod. You see he’d a sort of a tipplin’ way With a love for the liquor he was born. And to help him on his way each […]

29 April 2012 0 Comments

Foveaux Strait (Bill Hanning’s Lament)

Words: Mike McPhee, Music: Rudy Sunde (c) 2008 Catlins gone, Bill Hanning too Master, mate and all the crew Down in lat’tude 48 Tried to enter Foveaux St Foveaux Strait, Foveaux Strait Cold out there in Foveaux Strait Wind it blows, Bill Hanning knows Cold out there in Foveaux Strait Big seas sweep the Anna’s […]

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

Fire Maringo

Lift him up and carry him along, [Refrain]¬†Fire Maringo, fire him away, Put him down where he belongs [Refrain] Fire Maringo, fire him away! Ease him down and let him lay, Screw him in and there he’ll stay. Put him in his hole below, Stay he must and then he’ll go. When I get back […]

27 July 2011 7 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 […]

27 July 2011 0 Comments

Flash Frigate

I sing of a frigate, a frigate of fame And in the West Indies she bore a great name For cruel, hard treatment of every degree Like slaves in the galleys we ploughed the salt sea   [Chorus] Derry Down, Down, Down Derry Down   At four in the morning our day’s work begun Come, […]