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30 August 2017 0 Comments

Mursheen Durkin

In the days I went a courtin’ I was never tired resortin’ To an ale-house or a playhouse and many’s the house besides But I told me brother Seamus I’d go off and be right famous And I never would return again ’til I roamed the world wide Goodbye Muirsheen Durkin sure I’m sick and […]

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 […]

20 April 2012 0 Comments

The Mauritania

Now in 1924, I found myself in Liverpool on the floor So I went to the Cunard office door And got a job on the Mauritania   [Chorus] She surely was a slaver Ah to hell with the Mauritania   Well, the Mauritania is a wonderful sight She’s 64 fires all burning bright And they […]

20 April 2012 0 Comments

I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Everyday (Mike Stanley Version)

I’m leaving old England, the land that I love I’m bound far across the sea I’m bound for Australia, the land of the free Where there’ll be a welcome for me   [Chorus] So fill up your glasses and drink what yous please For whatever’s the damage I’ll pay And go easy and free, while […]

27 July 2011 0 Comments

Mr Stormalong John

Stormy’s gone that good old man [Refrain] To my way hay, Stormalong, John! O, poor old Stormy’s dead and gone, [Refrain] To my aye, aye, aye, aye, Mister Stormalong! 2. We dug his grave with a silver spade, His shroud of the finest silk was made. 3. We lowered him with a silver chain, Our […]

27 July 2011 0 Comments

Mobile Bay

Was you ever in Mobile Bay? [Refrain] Johnny come tell us and pump(haul) away A-screwing cotton by the day [Refrain] Johnny come tell us and pump(haul) away. [Chorus] Aye, aye, pump away (Hauly) Johnny come tell us and pump away Aye, aye, pump away (Hauly) Johnny come tell us and pump away And how many […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

Rolling Home to Old Maui

It’s a damned tough life, full of toil and strife We whalermen undergo. And we don’t give a damn when the gale has stopped How hard the wind did blow. We’re homeward bound! ‘Tis a grand old sound On a good ship taut and free, And we don’t give a damn when we drink our […]

19 November 2010 0 Comments

Michael Row the Boat Ashore (Pete Seeger Version)

Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah. Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah. Michael’s boat is a music boat, hallelujah Michael’s boat is a music boat, hallelujah Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah. Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah. Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah Jordan’s River is […]

10 September 2010 0 Comments

A Matlow Told Me (Sea Porn : Lyric Warning)

Sample can be heard here: A matlow told me before he died And I’ve no reason to think he lied. He knew a whore with a cunt so wide That she could never be satisfied. So he built a bloody great wheel Two balls of brass and a prick of steel. The balls of brass […]

5 May 2010 0 Comments

Southern Ocean (Mollymawk)

Written by Bob Watson (Not technically a NZ song, but made famous by Bob Large and the Maritime Crew) Oh the southern ocean is a lonely place Where the storms are many and the shelter’s scarce Down upon the southern ocean sailing Down below Cape Horn On the restless water and the troublin’ skies You […]