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Lyr Req: Time Ashore Is Over (Bill Meek)

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Subject: john connelly
Date: 27 Aug 98 - 04:22 PM

I am looking for the lyrics of a John Connelly (Fiddlers Green) song which I believe is called 'Time ashore' and is a popular song at shanty festivals around the UK. Have not managed to find this on any of the lyric files on the WEB and with the Hull and Whitby festivals coming up in Sept and October 1998 I would like to lay my hand on these lyrics.

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Subject: RE: john connelly
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 27 Aug 98 - 04:40 PM

I found a recording by the Harry Brown Shanteymen. See:


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Subject: RE: john connelly
From: Barry Finn
Date: 27 Aug 98 - 06:09 PM

It's in the database, enter Fiddler's Green in the search box & presto. barry

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Time Ashore Is Over (John Conolly)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 08 - 08:15 AM

See TIME ASHORE IS OVER posted in another thread.

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Subject: Lyr Add: TIME ASHORE IS OVER (Bill Meek)
From: radriano
Date: 15 May 08 - 03:11 PM

Actually, Time Ashore is Over was written by Bill Meek. Both John Conolly and Bill Meek often revisit their songs and change lyrics. Here are lyrics to Time Ashore is Over as Bill Meek sings it these days (or at least from the last time I communicated with him):

Words and music by Bill Meek

I'm standing on the dockside wall
Chorus: Sailing on the evening tide
Waiting for the skipper's call
Chorus: Time ashore, bright hours ashore
Chorus: Time ashore is over

And Sally's watching as I go
Tear-filled eyes, two kids in tow

But what of her when I'm Iceland bound?
Will she be true or gad around?

For I can't recall when she was mine
For more than three days at a time

I'll think of her when the nets go out
Me heart is sure but me head's in doubt

For when you're trapped on the northern sea
It's a thousand miles of uncertainty

Better men that I have lost their all
Through following this cursed trawl

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