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28 June 2014 0 Comments

Paddy West

Oh, as I was a-walkin’ down London roadI came to Paddy West’s houseHe give me a feed of American hashAnd he called it Liverpool scouseHe said “There’s a ship that’s wantin’ handsAnd on her you’d quickly signHer mate is a bastard, her bo’sun’s worseBut she will suit you fine”Take off yer dungaree jacketsAnd give yerselves […]

20 April 2012 0 Comments

Way Down in Dixie

Way down in Dixie, way down in Dixie┬áI had a girl Sing a song, blow along, woah a woah a woah yeah! Way down in Dixie – she was so black, she broke my heart Sing a song, blow along, woah a woah a woah yeah! Way down in Dixie – she had black eyes […]

28 February 2012 0 Comments

I Came To A Western Island

(c) Archie Fisher   I came to a western island as far as a man can walk is my land Cleared ten acres and a house I build, into the side of the hill One cow and a lean-to bier, a spring close by and a driftwood fire A clear view of the settin’ sun […]

25 July 2011 0 Comments

Wreckers Payer

Give us a wrack or two, Good Lard, For winter in Tops’il Tickle bes hard, Wid grey frost creepin’ like mortal sin And perishin’ lack of bread in the bin. A grand, rich wrack, us do humbly pray, Busted abroad at the break o’ day An’ hove clear in ‘crost Tops’il Reef, Wid victuals an’ […]

10 September 2010 0 Comments

The Whores of Sailortown (Sea Porn : Lyric Warning)

Sample can be heard here: [Chorus] Here’s to the whores of Sailortown, The white, the black, the yellow and brown. Walk right in, lay your money down And fuck the night away. There’s Betty from Port Adelaide, The prettiest hooker I ever laid. She has a cunt that is snug enough, And tits as […]

5 May 2010 0 Comments

Wings of a Goney

Oh if I had the wings of a gull, me boys, I would spread ’em and fly home. I would leave old Greenland’s icy grounds, For the right whale here is none. The weather’s rough and the winds do blow. There’s little comfort here And I’d sooner be snug in a Deptford pub A’ drinking […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Westering Home

Credited to Hugh S Robertson from a traditional tune (Muckin’ of Geordies’ Byre” . And it’s westering home with a song in the air Light in me eye and it’s goodbye to care Laughter of love and a welcoming there Bride of my heart, my own love Tell me a tale of the Orient gay […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Whiskey O (Rise’r Up/Whiskey Johnny)

Whiskey was the life of man Always was since time began Whiskey o Johnny o John Rise me up from down below Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey o Up aloft this yard must go John rise’r up from down below Hoist her up from the world below For that is where the cocks do crow I’m the […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Whale of a Tale

Music and Lyrics by Norman Gimbel and Al Hoffman (c) 1954 Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Disney Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads A whale of a tale or two ‘Bout the flappin fish and the girls I’ve loved On nights like this with the moon above A whale […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Waiting for the Day (Rudy Sunde Version)

The worst old scow that every did weigh Sailed one day from Whangarei Waiting for the day, waiting for the day Waiting for the day we get our pay She was built in Ancient times Held together with bits of twine Moored in the dock, logs on deck She looked a terrible worn out wreck […]