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GUEST,Bradfordian Origins: Taking Nelson Home (13) Lyr Add: TAKING NELSON HOME (Ian Palmer) 03 Oct 15


Taking Nelson Home by Jenkins Ear Shantymen

The following is a transcription from the video so may not be 100% accurate


TAKING NELSON HOME
Ian Palmer

He came on board in a brandy cask, we're taking Nelson home
Sailors bending to their tasks, we're taking Nelson home
Daily roughians homeward bound, take him to his burial ground
Taking Nelson home, we're taking Nelson home

We stowed him down in the hold below, we're taking Nelson home
We're outward bound and we'll roll and go, we're taking Nelson home
Daily roughians homeward bound, take him to his burial ground
Taking Nelson home, we're taking Nelson home

North by west we sailed away, we're taking Nelson home
Nelson's blood is the drink I crave, we're taking Nelson home
Daily roughians homeward bound, take him to his burial ground
Taking Nelson home, we're taking Nelson home

Our harbour lights we saw at last, we're taking Nelson home
Our standard's flying at half mast, we're taking Nelson home
Daily roughians homeward bound, take him to his burial ground
Taking Nelson home, we're taking Nelson home

We carry him ashore in his brandy cask, we're taking Nelson home
On England's shore he'll rest at last, we're taking Nelson home
Daily roughians homeward bound, take him to his burial ground
Taking Nelson home, we're taking Nelson home
Daily roughians homeward bound, take him to his burial ground
Taking Nelson home, we're taking Nelson home.

Also note that in another later youtube video, the same group change the phrase (and song title) "we're taking Nelson home" to "carrying Nelson home" So you may take your choice (I prefer the former)

Might be something to consider for the forthcoming Trafalgar Day eh?

Bradfordian


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