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Thread #168402   Message #4068904
Posted By: Stewie
19-Aug-20 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
My apologies, the transcription that I posted above of 'Sailor home from the sea' needs severe correction. I copied and pasted it from a Mudcat thread. Martyn's version varies a little from Hewett's original, but this is what he sings:

SAILOR HOME FROM THE SEA

Oh cock of the morning with a dream in his hand,
My love has come home to this beautiful land
He bursts through the door with his eyes like the sun
And his kit bag crammed full with the treasures he's won

A coral from Broome and a tall Darwin tale,
A pearl and a clam and the jaws of a whale,
My kitchen is full with the smell of the sea
And the leaping green fishes my love brings to me

Oh tumble your treasures from Darwin and Broome,
And fill with your glory this straight little room
With the sun of the morning ablaze on his chest
My love has come home from the north of northwest

And deep in our bed, we'll lie and we'll be
We'll kiss and we'll listen to the rain on the sea
Warm as the summer, we've lived winter long
My love has come home like King Solomon's song

Poem

--Stewie.