Wellerman lyrics here!

Dear all,

sorry for the late appearance of these lyrics but do please print out if you can for tonight!

This will take you to the link for the pdf of the words fro which you can print:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6470un7f9vbkol8/AABEnY6ptWPcAFRThWdASbN7a?dl=0

 

The Wellerman

  1. There once was a ship that put to sea
    The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
    The winds blew up, her bow dipped down
    Oh blow, my bully boys, blow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

  1. She’d not been two weeks from shore
    When down on her a right whale bore
    The captain called all hands and swore
    He’d take that whale in tow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

Da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

  1. Before the boat had hit the water
    The whale’s tail came up and caught her
    All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
    When she dived down low (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come etc. Da-da-da-da-da etc.No line was cut, no whale was freed

  1. The captain’s mind was not of greed
    And he belonged to the Whaleman’s creed
    She took that ship in tow (huh)

 

Soon may the Wellerman come etc. Da-da-da-da-da etc.

  1. For forty days or even more
    The line went slack then tight once more
    All boats were lost, there were only four
    But still that whale did go (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come etc. Da-da-da-da-da etc.
6.As far as I’ve heard, the fight’s still on
The line’s not cut, and the whale’s not gone
The Wellerman makes his regular call
To encourage the captain, crew and all (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go (huh)

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