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Thread #24676   Message #320736
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
17-Oct-00 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Musselburgh Fair and Musselburgh Field
Subject: Lyr Add: THE DOGGER BANK^^
Songs of England gives a set of  The Dogger Bank, with midi, though unfortunately it doesn't name any source:

THE DOGGER BANK

Sailing over the Dogger Bank,
Wasn't it a treat?
The wind a-blowing 'bout east-nor'east,
So we had to give her sheet;
You ought to see us rally,
The wind a-blowing free,
On passage from the Dogger Bank
To Great Grimsby.

Chorus:

So watch her, trigger,
The proper ju-ber-ju,
Give her sheet and let her rip,
We're the boys to pull her through,
You ought to have seen us rally,
The wind a-blowing free,
On passage from the Dogger Bank
To Great Grimsby.

Now our captain he's a shang-a-roosh,
He likes a drop of good ale,
Our mate he's a roadstone-prat-inspector,
He's been seen in many a goal;
Our third hand he's a bushranger,
He come on deck and received the mail,
And you give a look at our old cook,
He's so hoppity wild.

Now we are the boys to make a noise
When we come home from sea,
We get right drunk and roll on the floor
And cause a jubilee;
We get right drunk and full of beer,
We roll all over the floor,
And when our rent it is all spent,
We'll go to sea for more

Sam Larner's version is on the recently re-released Now is the Time for Fishing (Topic TSCD511); a soundclip of the first verse and chorus may be found at Musical Traditions, here:  Reviews: Sam Larner

Malcolm