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Thread #56449   Message #2723944
Posted By: stallion
15-Sep-09 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dogger Bank / Grimsby Fisherman
Subject: ADD: Dogger Bank
I have reworked this from the broadsheet. 2BS&S have recorded it for our next CD. Some of the broadsheet is unrepeatable but you are quite welcome to use it. Use the same melody as per Johnny Collins.


I'm a harem-scarem fisherman. I sail from Grimsby town.
In the Lion and the Kitchen I've had me ups an' downs,
And when I've spent me stocker bait and been out on a spree,
Away I crack aboard a smack and plough the stormy sea,

(Chorus as per already printed)

The skipper he's a Shanghai rooster and likes a drop of good ale.
The second mate's a ripstone-pippin, been seen in many a gaol.
The third mate is a bushranger, the worst in all the crew,
A Liverpool Irish packet rat and sod of a buckaroo.

When we got a trip aboard, for Grimsby town we steer.
The only thing that's in our heads is Mrs Sergeant's beer.
We crack on all the canvas, boys, and battle through every gale
Until the spurn is full astern and then we take in sail.

Sailing over the Dogger Bank, now wasn't it a treat?
The wind was blowing east-nor'east. We had to give a sheet.
We was running wing to wing till we made Cleethorpes pier,
And then we laid up safe and sound and went out on the beer.

We're the boys to make a noise when we gets 'ome from sea.
Like Pall Mall swells, we booze the girls and cause a jubilee,
Drink and shout and holler out and roll all over the floor,
And when the money is all gone, we go to sea for more.