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Thread #53158   Message #1017030
Posted By: Roberto
11-Sep-03 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Here's the Tender Coming / The Press-Gang
Subject: Lyr Add: HERE'S THE TENDER COMING (from Armstrong)
A beautiful recording of this song: Here's the tender coming, Frankie Armstrong, The Valiant Sailor, Songs & Ballads of Nelson's Navy, Topic 12TS232, 1973

Here's the tender coming, pressing all the men;
Oh, dear hinny, what shall we do then?
Here's the tender coming off at Shield's Bar,
Here's the tender coming full of men o' war.

Hide thee, canny Geordie, hide thyself away;
Hide thee till the tender makes for Druids Bay.
If they take thee, Geordie, who's to win our bread?
Me and little Jacky: better off be dead.

Here's the tender coming, stealing of my dear;
Oh, dear hinny, they'll ship you out of here.
They will ship you foreign, that is what it means;
Here's the tender coming full of red marines.

Hey, bonny lassie, let's go to the Lawe
See the tender lying, off at Shield's Bar,
With her colours flying, anchor at the bow,
They took my bonny laddie, best of all the crew.

Here's the tender coming, pressing all the men;
Oh, dear hinny, what shall we do then?
Here's the tender coming, off at Shield's Bar,
Here's the tender coming, full of men o' war.