The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63103   Message #1022451
Posted By: Charley Noble
21-Sep-03 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
Subject: ADD Version: Fire Maringo
I've been leading this version with Roll & Go, which is similar to what's listed above. We first heard it from Forebitters of Mystic, CN:

FIRE MARINGO-III

(Primarily from the singing of Forebitter
Unmooring CD, © 1995 Mystic Seaport Museum.
Tune by Royston Wood of the British folk revival group Young Tradition, 1967
Traditional Cotton Stowing Shanty
Singing Key: Cm)

Am----C----G-------Am
Lift 'im up an' carry 'im a-long,
---------G-Am-----G--Em
Fire, Ma-rin-go, fire 'im a-way, Yah!
Am---------------------Dm
Lay 'im in the hold where he be-long,
Am---------G—Am-G-Am
Fire, Ma-rin-go, fire 'im a-way!


Lay 'im down in the hold below...
It's time for us to roll and go...

Ease 'im down and let 'im lay...
Screw 'im in and there he'll stay...

Shift that bale, an' screw it down...
Let's get back to Liverpool Town...

When I gets to Liverpool Town...
Gonna pass a line to little Sally Brown...

Sally Brown, she's a handy little craft...
Sharp up forward, rounded in the aft...

Haul 'er high an' haul 'er low…
Bust 'er blocks before I go…

One more turn an' that'll do...
We's the bullys to kick 'er through...


Cheerily,
Charley Noble