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Thread #95588   Message #1861068
Posted By: GUEST
17-Oct-06 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whaler's Lament / Whalerman's Lament
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whaler's Lament
Or the one that starts;

If I had the wings of a gull, my boys, I would spread them and fly home;
I'd leave old Greenland's icy ground, for of right whales there are none.
For the weather's rough ands the seas run high and there's little comfort here.
I'd as soon be snug in a Deptford pub, a-drinking of good beer.
Jim Carroll