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17 May 2015 0 Comments

Tramps and Hawkers

Oh come all ye tramps and hawker lads and gatherers oblaw That tramps the country round and round come listen ane and all I’ll tell to ye a rovin’ tale of sights that I have seen Oh come all ye tramps and hawker lads and gatherers oblaw That tramps the country round and round come […]

17 May 2015 0 Comments

Final Trawl

Written by Archie Fisher in 2005, from his album┬áLuminosity 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 […]

5 February 2013 0 Comments

The Orpheus

(c) Rudy Sunde The Orpheus was a proud ship Sailing the ocean waves, The Orpheus was a doomed ship Sailing a watery grave In 1863, she left old Sydney town 250 men on board, for New Zealand bound The Tasman Sea was smooth and calm She made her eastern run Until she reached the Manukau […]

21 June 2012 0 Comments

Tasman Buster

Written by Bob Watson (c) 1984 Now, the Tasman Buster’s got a fair old blow And he strikes so sudden that his teeth don’t show And his home is on the Tasman Sea And it’s no use waiting for the glass to fall ‘Cause you’ll get no warning when he comes to call It’s Crash! […]

25 April 2012 1 Comment

The Titanic (Great Ship Went Down)

Oh they built the ship Titanic To sail the ocean blue And they thought they had a ship That the water would never go through; But the Lord’s Almighty hand Said that ship would never land, It was sad when that great ship went down It was sad. It was sad. It was sad when […]

21 April 2012 1 Comment

Turkish Revelry

There was a little ship and she sailed on the sea and the name of the ship was the Turkish Revelry she sailed down in that lonely lonesome water she sailed on the lonesome sea up stepped a little sailor saying what will you give to me to sink that ship to the bottom of […]

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 […]

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 […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

The Argo

Twas a terrible night when the Argo went down It was a cruel and horrible sight The Captain and crew they did scream to the gods To keep their ship floating aright Their cargo was precious, the King’s royal twins Who were bound for the land ‘cross the sea Though a hundered brave travellers left […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

The Topman and Afterguard

As a topman and an afterguard was a-walkin’ one day, Says the topman to the afterguard, I mean for to pray, For the rights of all sailors and the wrongs of all men, And whatever I do pray for, you must answer, amen! First I’ll pray for the bosun with his little stick; Who bawls […]