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, go to sea once more 
But a man must be blind to make up his mind to go to sea once more 

I spent the night with Angeline too drunk to roll in bed 
Me watch was new and me money too, in the morning with them she fled 
And as I walked the streets about, the whores they all did roar 
There goes Jack Strapp, the poor sailorlad, he must go to sea once more 

Once more, boys, once more, go to sea once more 
There goes Jack Spratt, the poor sailorlad, he must go to sea once more 

And as I walked the streets about, I met with the Rapper Brown 
I asked him for to take me on and he looked at me with a frown 
He said last time you was paid off with me you could no score 
But I’ll give you a chance and I’ll take your advance and I’ll send you to see once more 

Once more, boys, once more, send you to sea once more 
I’ll give you a chance and I’ll take your advance and I’ll send you to see once more 

He shipped me on board of a whaling ship bound for the arctic seas 
Where the cold winds blow through the frost and snow and Jamaica rum would freeze 
But worse to bear, I’d no hard weather gear for I’d spent all money on shore 
’twas then that I wished that I was dead and could go to sea no more 

No more, boys, no more, go to sea no more 
’twas then that I wished that I was dead and could go to sea no more 

So come all you bold seafaring men, who listen to me song 
When you come off them long trips, I’ll have you not go wrong 
Take my advice, drink no strong drink, don’t go sleeping with them whores 
Get married instead and spend all night in bed and go to sea no more 

No more, boys, no more, go to sea no more 
Get married instead and spend all night in bed and go to sea no more

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