17 May 2015 0 Comments

Final Trawl

Written by Archie Fisher in 2005, from his album Luminosity

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 an easy pull for the catch is small
And sing haul away my laddie O

Then stow your gear, lads, and batten down
Sing haul away my laddie O
I’ll tak the wheel an’ I’ll turn her ’round
And sing haul away my laddie O

We’ll join the Venture and the Morning Star
Sing haul away my laddie O
Riding high and empty towards the bar
And sing haul away my laddie O

For I’d rather beach her on the Skerry rock
Sing haul away my laddie O
Than to see her torched in the breaker’s dock
And sing haul away my laddie O

And when I die you can stow me down
In her rusty hold where the breakers pound
Haul away
Haul away

I’ll make the haven of the Fiddler’s Green
Sing haul away my laddie O
Where the grub is good, and the bunks are clean
And sing haul away my laddie O

For I’ve fished a lifetime, boy and man
Sing haul away my laddie O
And the final trawl scarcely makes a cran
And sing haul away my laddie O

And sing haul away my laddie O

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