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Thread #91364   Message #1737308
Posted By: GUEST,DannyC
10-May-06 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: Songs about loss of pay, low wages
Subject: RE: Loss of pay
From the concluding phrases of the whaling song - "Wings of a Gull":


... 'Til the flying jib points for home.
We're supposed for our toil to get a bonus of the oil,
And an equal share of the bone.

But we go to the agent to settle for the trip,
And we've find we've cause to repent.
For we've slaved away these four years of our life
And earned 'round three pound ten.