The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50732   Message #4198001
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Feb-24 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bold Riley (chantey)
Subject: RE: Origins: Bold Riley (chantey)
Another version. I heard it called "Weather Forecast." Can anybody tell us about this version?

BOLD RILEY

We were on the beach and our money was gone
Bold Riley-o, Bold Riley,
So we signed on this packet for to drive her along
Bold Riley-o gone away

Goodbye me sweetheart,
goodbye me dear-o
Bold Riley-o, Bold Riley,
Goodbye me darlin',
goodbye me dear-o,
Bold Riley-o gone away.

Oh the rain it rains all the day long,
Bold Riley-o, Bold Riley,
And the northern wind, it blows so strong,
Bold Riley-o gone away
CHORUS

The anchors are weighed and our rags we’ll set
Bold Riley-o, Bold Riley,
Them Liverpool judys we’ll never forget,
Bold Riley-o gone away
CHORUS

We’re outward bound for Bengal Bay
Bold Riley-o, Bold Riley,
Get bending me lads, ‘tis a hell of a way
Bold Riley-o gone away
CHORUS

Cheer up, Mary Helen and don't look so glum,
Bold Riley-o, Bold Riley,
Come White-stocking Day you'll be drinkin' hot rum
Bold Riley-o gone away
CHORUS

Source: http://www.wareham-whalers.org.uk/words/Bold%20Riley.pdf