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dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race

The Sandman 18 Aug 14 - 12:02 PM
Keith A of Hertford 18 Aug 14 - 02:11 PM
Vic Smith 18 Aug 14 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,# 18 Aug 14 - 03:21 PM
The Sandman 18 Aug 14 - 04:36 PM
JHW 19 Aug 14 - 01:34 PM
Vic Smith 19 Aug 14 - 02:15 PM
Roger the Skiffler 20 Aug 14 - 03:50 AM
The Sandman 20 Aug 14 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 12:02 PM

the secret is having a duck thats round in the quarter and bluff in the bow.
While cruisin' round Yarmouth one day for a spree
I met a fair damsel, the wind blowing free.
"I'm a fast-going clipper, my kind sir," said she.
"I'm ready for cargo, my hold is quite free."

Chorus (after each verse):
    Song fal de ral laddie and fal de ral dey,
    Fal de ral laddie and fal de ral dey

        



        

What country she came from I could not tell which,
By her appearance I thought she was Dutch.
Her flag wore rich colours, her masthead was low,
She was round at the quarter and bluff at the bow.

I gave her the rope and I took her in tow,
From yardarm to yardarm a-towing we go.
I lift up her hatches, found plenty of room,
And into her cabin stuck my jib-boom
        

We towed till we came to the House of Expire,
We gave her old horse with plenty of ire.
I lift up her hatches, found plenty of room,
And into her cabin stuck my jib-boom.

She took me upstairs and her topsails she lowered,
In a neat little parlour she soon had me moored.
She laid in her foresails, her staysails an' all,
With her lily-white hand on my reef-tackle fall.
        

She took me upstairs and her topsails she lowered,
In a neat little parlour she soon had me moored.
She laid in her foresails, her staysails an' all,
With her lily-white hand on my reef-tackle fall.

I said, "Pretty fair maid, it's time to give o'er,
Betwixt wind and water you've ran me ashore.
My shot locker's empty and powder's all spent,
I can't fire a shot for it's choked at the vent."
        


Here's luck to the girl with the black curly locks.
Here's luck to the girl who ran Jack on the rock,
Here's luck to the doctor who eased all his pain.
He's squared his mainyards; he's a-cruisin' again.


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 02:11 PM

Very well done!
What was the prize?


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: Vic Smith
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 03:05 PM

"3rd in ballydehob duck race" - Great Dick, It is always important to have a claim to fame. Mine is that I have played in the same band for 25 years as the man who once came 3rd in the fRoots Readers' Poll "Worst Trousers" section.


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: GUEST,#
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 03:21 PM

Something on Facebook said you (or rather your duck) came in second. Vas gibst?


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 04:36 PM

my duck came second in the ballydehob duck race of 2012, and now a different duck came third in the ballydehob duck race of 2014.
I must have a way with ducks., THE PRIZE was worth having.
Vic, I have abetter claim to fame,I am the person who in the last fifty years has been booked to perform music most often at Stockton Folk Club.


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: JHW
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 01:34 PM

duck miles 3rd in ballydehob


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: Vic Smith
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 02:15 PM

Don't knock it! You get a hell of a lot of duck miles to the gallon.


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 03:50 AM

Fame at last!

RtS


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Subject: RE: dick miles 3rd in ballydehob duck race
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 12:04 PM

fame is ephemeral, i think, more likely i will be remembered for thishttp://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/5148 and thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9k0HmPElec


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