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Thread #54759 Message #851353
Posted By: MMario
20-Dec-02 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: THE BIG FIVE-GALLON JAR
THE BIG FIVE-GALLON JAR
(from Henry E. Burke)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - p111)
In Liv-er-pool there liv'd a man Jack Jennings was his name
And in the days of square-rigged sail he played the shang-hai game
His wife's name was Car-o-line, sail-ors knew from near and far;
And when she played the shang-hai game she used his big sone jar.
In the old Vir-gin-ia low-lands,low-lands,low,
In the old Vir-gin-ia low-lands low!@
There were drunkards in the corner and bummers at the bar
And Caroline was supplying them with a big five-gallon jar
Said old Jack to old Caroline, I'll tell you what we'll do,
There's a ship lying down to McKinnon's Wharf; I think she wants a crew.
We'll go down around the corners to get some drunken tars
We'll shanghai them away out of Liverpool Bay with a big five gallon jar.
So JAck and Cal they worked their game when the ships signed on their tars,
Skys'l Jack and Pete and Bowline Bill helped to judge old Cal's five gallon jar.
Now we'll bid adieu to Cal and Jack and set our sails for ports afar
Dear Shanghai Cal, we'll all come back, and sample Jack's five-gallon jar.
Burke's title for this was "Cal and Jack - the Shanghai-ers"