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Thread #54759 Message #851321
Posted By: MMario
20-Dec-02 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: THE CAMPANERO
(from the singing of Patrick Tayluer)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - pp84-85)
Oh, when-ev-er I went a-way, The stor-y I'd like to tell,
A-bout an 'an-dy lit-tle bark, the Camp-an-er-o.
Oh, it's be-tween the cook and the pump,
Well they drive me off me chump
On the 'and-y lit-tle bark, the Camp-an-er-o!
If I ev-er go to sea, Well, it won't be up to me
To go in that hand-y lit-tle bark, the Camp-an-er-o!
Oh, the skip-per he is a bull-doz-er,
And you nev-er did hear
The words that come from a man's mouth so often
The mate he wants to fight, and then dur-in' eve-ry night,
the boys a-round the hatch they all sur-round him.
well, I'd have you all to know that wherever you do go,
If you see the name a-running fore-and-aft her,
Don't jine her anywhere, or you'll never forget the day
That you jined that 'andy little bark, the Campenaro!
You may ring around the world, and go just where you please,
She's a livin' at a single time for days and months.
But if you'll take a sailor's advice, you'll get married once or twice
Before you jine that 'andy little bark, the Campenaro!