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As-Tu Connu Le Pe\R Lanc'Lot As-tu connu le Pe\r Lanc'lot? Goodbye, farewell, goodbye, farewell Qui fait la pe^che aux cachalots Houra! O Mexico! Il a trois filles qui font la peau Il a trois filles qui font la peau L'una a\ L'Orient, l'autre a\ Bordeaux La troisie\me est a\ Colombo. Il donne la goutte a/ ses mat'lots A coups de barre et de guindeau Il mange la viande, nous laiss' les os Il boit du vain, et toi de l'eau. A la manoeuvre le bosco Te dress a\ coups de cabillot. note: This is obviously a French version of the English song Goodbye Fare-ye-well, but Jean Matelot used it for hauling instead of heaving. SH Do ye know old Father Lancelot? Goodbye, farewell, goodbye, farewell He who fishes for bib cachelot Hurrah, Oh Mexico! He has three daughters-trollops all He has three daughters-trollops all One in Lorient, another in Bordeaux The third she lives in Colombo He gives us sailors gout, me boys With his handling of the helm and windlass He eats meat-for us the bones. He drinks wine, but water for you. When we're working ship, the old hunchback, Drills us with a belaying-pin across the back. From Songs of the Sea, Hugill RG apr00
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