Wow. People noticed me..
Okay here are the words as listed in the Mudcat Archives:
Northerly bobbing up and down along with all the others Half of them have cousins in the town and the other half are brothers And tonight, tonight they're all ashore, when they've had enough to drink They'll drink some more and that's what the old town's for Tonight's the night for drinking
Southerly and it's blowing up a gale from Portsmouth down to Dover There they are all supping up the ale until the storm is over
Easterly and it's anybody's guess and a few of them are out there hauling But most of them, they take a little rest when they hear Lord Nelson calling
Westerly and nothing but the sound of a thousand seagulls screaming It's thirsty work that bobbing up and down so it's homeward bound they're steaming And tonight, tonight they're all ashore, when they've had enough to drink They'll drink some more Who ever said Lord Nelson's dead? Tonight's the night for drinking!
Recorded by Steeleye Span @drink @sailor filename[ NITEDRNK GK apr96
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