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Thread #23215   Message #256129
Posted By: GUEST,Barry Finn
11-Jul-00 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Roller Bowler
Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLER BOWLER^^
Hi Radriano, Hugill has it in his Shanties of the 7 Seas but here is the version I sing:

ROLLER BOWLER

As I roved out one morning
Away you roller bowler
As I roved out one morning I met a Dou Dou fair
Away you roller bowler
Hey rig a gig a gig a ha ha good morning ladies all

The first time that I saw her
Away you roller bowler
The first time that I saw her, that saucy gal of mine
Away you roller bowler
Hey rig a gig a gig a ha ha good morning ladies all

She winked & flipped a flipper
Away you roller bowler
She winked & flipped a flipper she thought I was a mate
Away you roller bowler
Hey rig a gig a gig a ha ha good morning ladies all

(you get the repeats by now)

When she found I was a skint
She left me standing there

The last time that I saw her
Was down the waterside

Oh you ladies short & ladies tall
I love you one & all

As I mentioned in the other thread I got this from Marek Siurawski & Shanty Jack supplied a knock-out harmony. I don't know anyone else who does this or has recorded it never mind finding someone out around your way so you can get the yelps, twists & turns that go so well with it. If you think an answering machine would do the trick I'd be happy to ring you. All the best, Barry ^^