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30 August 2017 0 Comments

Star of the County Down

In Banbridge Town in the County Down One morning last July, From a boreen green came a sweet colleen And she smiled as she passed me by. She looked so sweet from her two bare feet To the sheen of her nut brown hair. Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself For to see […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

Stefan’s Gay Lament

By Sam Leary 2014   Oh me wife said go! so I stood up and away an away i went to the pub I walked down old Miami drive and there at Malone’s i did soon arrive well the lights were on there was music inside and there were people i did know i started […]

4 December 2014 0 Comments

Go To Sea No More

When first I landed in Liverpool, I went upon a spree Me money alas I spent it fast, got drunk as drunk could be And when that me money was all gone, ’twas then I wanted more But a man must be blind to make up his mind to go to sea once more Once more, boys, once more, […]

17 November 2013 0 Comments

Skipper Jan Rebec

SKIPPER JAN REBEC Who’s the king of the fighting Dutch Skipper Jan Rebec And who do the sailors fear so much Skipper Jan Rebec Chorus: Ja Ja leave your hammocks Ja Ja hands on deck Ja Ja break your backs For Skipper Jan Rebec When he got a boat of his own S.J.R. It was […]

6 June 2013 0 Comments

Santiano (Bay of Mexico)

Santy Anna gained the day Away Santy Anno Santy Anna gained the day All on the plains of Mexico Mexico, oh Mexico Away Santy Anno Mexico is a place I know All on the plains of Mexico Them yaller girls I do adore Away Santy Anno With their shinin’ eyes and their cold black hair […]

21 April 2012 0 Comments

The Sailors Way (Strange Version…)

We’ve courted gay Peruvian gals and French gals and Chinese And Spanish gals and Dutch gals too and dainty Japanese There’s a bar Australia in Honolulu where Hawaiian maidens play Just a different girl in every port that’s the sailors way.   Singin’ goodbye ol’ Lucy/Cushla/Suzy/Rosie, I’m off to sea once more Old sailor Jack […]

20 April 2012 0 Comments

Shellback Song

Ewan McColl 1. I am an old seafaring man, I come from everywhere, Name any point on the compass you choose, You’re sure to find me there Born in a gale in the Roaring Forties, Entered in the log, Set up aloft to the upper t’gans’ls And christened in navy grog. 2. And all that […]

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


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 […]

26 July 2011 0 Comments

So Early in the Morning

The mate was drunken and he went below to take a swig at his bottle o [Refrain] So early in the morning the sailor likes his bottle o The bottle o, the bottle o, the sailor loves his bottle o [Refrain] A bottle of rum, a bottle o gin, a bottle of irish whiskey o [Refrain] […]