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Tim Salt Lyr/Chords Req: My Love Is a Tall Ship (J Crowley) (22) Lyr Add: MY LOVE IS A TALL SHIP (J Crowley) ^^ 19 Aug 00


Mikey Joe

Here are the words you are after. I think this is a great song which I enjoy singing and always goes down well with audiences. A word of caution though - I transcribed this from the CD but I am not convinced about some of the words or the name of the tall ship, so if anyone takes issue with any of the words here I would love to know the correct ones!

MY LOVE IS A TALL SHIP
Jimmy Crowley

My love is a tall ship and a sweet brigantine,
One of the old girls seldom now seen,
And she heaves to the wind, boys. See how she flies
With stars in her hair, boys, and mist in her eyes.

My love is a tall ship. No finer was seen,
For many's the ocean my true love has been,
And the wind in the rigging it whispers her name,
While brace on the bows watches over the main.

So blow your breezes; blow a fair wind to the Askart,
And see that lady go o'er the dark rolling sea.

Haul on the sheets, boys. Make up the downhaul,
And step on the oars, lads, and mind you don't fall.
Stand by to brace, boys. Unfurl the topsail,
And we'd soon make her home on the watery main.

So blow your breezes; blow a fair wind to the Askart,
And see that lady go o'er the dark rolling sea.

My love is a tall ship and a sweet brigantine,
One of the old girls seldom now seen,
And she heaves to the wind, boys. see how she flies
With stars in her hair, boys, and mist in her eyes.


The Askart was an Irish sail training ship Jimmy Crowley trained on.
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