4 May 2010 0 Comments

Davy Lowston

  1. Oh my name is Davy Lowston, I did seal, I did seal.
    My name is Davy Lowston, I did seal.
    Though my men and I were lost, though our very lives it cost
    We did seal, we did seal, we did seal
  2. We were set down in Open Bay, we were set down, were set down
    We were set down in Open Bay, we were set down
    We were left we gallant men, never more to sail again
    (T’was on the sixteenth day, of Feb-ru-ar-i-ay )
    For to seal, for to seal, for to seal.
  3. Our Captain John Bedar he set sail, he set sail.
    Our Captain John Bedar he set sail
    “I’ll return, men, without fail”. But she foundered in a gale,
    And went down, and went down, and went down.
  4. We cured ten thousand skins for the fur, for the fur.
    We cured ten thousand skins for the fur.
    Brackish water, putrid seal, we did all of us fall ill,
    For to die, for to die, for to die.

5. Come all you sailor lads who sail the sea, sail the sea,
Come all you jolly tars who sail the sea,
Though the schooner Governor Bligh took on some who did not die
Never seal, never seal, never seal

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