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4 May 2010 0 Comments

Morning Glory

Written by the legendary NZ Shantyman Rudy Sunde (c) 1994 Come all you good people I’ll tell you my story Lordy, Lordy, Lordy I’ll tell you my story About when I sailed on the old morning glory Lord,y Lordy, Lordy the Old morning glory She was a fine Whaler, a well built three master Bob […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Maid of Amsterdam (A-Rovin’)

In Amsterdam I met a maid Mark well what I do say! In Amsterdam I met a maid She’s always mistress of her trade I’ll go no more a roving with you fair maid A Roving A Roving Since Roving’s been my ru-i-n No more I’ll go a roving with you fair maid Her eyes […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

My Son John

My son john was tall and slim And he had a leg for every limb But now he’s got no legs at all For he ran a race with a cannonball To me too ran da For riddle da Whack for the riddle To me too run da Were you deaf or were you blind […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Mingulay Boat Song

Heel y’ho boys, let her go, boys Heave her head round now all together Heel y’ho boys, let her go boys Sailing homeward to Mingulay What care we tho’ white the Minch is What care we for wind and weather? Let her go boys, every inch is Wearing homeward to Mingulay! Wives are waiting on […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

The Mermaid

It was Friday morn when we set sail, And we were not far from the land When our Captain he spied a mermaid so fair With a comb and a glass in her hand. Chorus: And the ocean waves do roll And the stormy winds do blow And we poor sa-li-ors go skippin’ at the […]