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Old 25-07-2017, 19:45
johnny07 johnny07 is offline
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Thanks' Jan I would not get to sleep tonight trying to think of that.
It was certainly dangerous stuff if you were not careful
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Old 26-07-2017, 11:04
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My vinyl of Cyril Tawney's songs is buried somewhere due to my son's diy activities and I have been unable to find words on the Web; does anyone know the story of the suit hung overnight by the shipmate's bunk??

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Old 17-08-2017, 10:04
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This caught my eye recently, and I noted it because it was my late husband's favourite shanty. I don't know if anyone has posted it before, but you can't have too much of a good thing !

Fare thee well, my lovely Dinah,
a thousand times adieu.
We are bound away from the Holy Ground
and the girls we love so true.
We'll sail the salt seas over
and we'll return once more,
And still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.
You're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.

Now when we're out a-sailing
and you are far behind
Fine letters will I write to you
with the secrets of my mind,
The secrets of my mind, my girl,
you're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.
You're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.

Oh now the storm is raging
and we are far from shore;
The poor old ship she's sinking fast
and the riggings they are tore.
The night is dark and dreary,
we can scarcely see the moon,
But still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.
You're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.

It's now the storm is over
and we are safe on shore
We'll drink a toast to the Holy Ground
and the girls that we adore.
We'll drink strong ale and porter
and we'll make the taproom roar,
And when our money is all spent
we'll go to sea once more.
You're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see
the Holy Ground once more.

Edna
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