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The Cod Banging Song Come come my lads and listern here A fisherman's song you soon will hear What I did and undergo When first I did a cod banging go. cho: To me lar fol de day riddle all the day This is a smacksman's life at sea. How well I remember on the fourteenth of May A big barque ship she came our way She came our way and did let fly And the topsail halyard flew sky high. And now we draw near Harwich pier The young and the old they both draw near To see us get our fish on deck And crack their skulls with a little short stick. And now my song is nearly done And I hope I've not affended one I don't think I got it complete For I've only been in the trade about a week. From Bushes and Briars, Occomore and Spratley RG apr97
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