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Admiral Benbow

Come all ye seamen bold, and draw near And draw near Come all ye seamen bold, and draw near Tis of an admiral’s fame O brave Benbow was his name How he fought all on the main You shall hear, you shall hear. 2. Brave Benbow he set sail, for to fight For to fight...

Cape Cod Girls

Cape Cod girls dont use no combs Haul away, haul away They comb their hair with codfish bones And we’re bound away for Australia Heave away my bully, bully boys, Haul away, haul away Heave her up and don’t you make a noise, And we’re bound away for Australia Cape Cod...

Brightly Beams our Father’s mercy

Brightly beams our Father’s mercy, From His lighthouse evermore, But to us He gives the keeping Of the lights along the shore. Let the lower lights be burning! Send a gleam across the wave! Some poor struggling, fainting seaman You may rescue, you may save. Dark the...

Blow the Man Down

As I was a walking down Paradise Street To me, weigh, hey, blow the man down A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet. Oh, give me some time to blow the man down! She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow, To me, weigh, hey, blow the man down So I took in...

Another Brightlingsea Springtime

It’s another Brightlingsea springtime, the blossom is fresh on the trees We open our hatch to a half empty catch Brought home on a half empty breeze It’s hardly surprising so little’s been caught There’s a fleet of Dutch Beamers way off on the port The Spanish the...

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and...