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Davy Lowston Me name was Davy Lowston, I did seal, I did seal Me name was Davy Lowston, I did seal Oh, me men and I were lost, though our very lives it cost, We did seal, We did seal, We did seal We were set down in Open bay, we were set down, we were set down Dawn, we were set down in Open bay, we were set down We were left, we gallant men, nevermore to sail again, Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore Our captain John McGraw, he set sail, he set sail Oh, yes, for old Port Stanley, he set sail "I'll return, men, without fail", but he foundered in the gale, And went down, and went down and went down So come all you lads who venture far from home, far from home So come all you lads who venture far from home Where the icebergs tower high, That's a pitiful place to die, Never seal, never seal, never seal (additional verse sung by June Tabor): We cured ten thousand skins for the fur, for the fur We cured ten thousand skins for the fur. Brackish water, putrid sea, we did all of us fall ill For to die, for to die, for to die. Recorded by Carthy & Swarbrick on Byker Hill; by June Tabor on A Cut Above JY
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