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Final Trawl by Archie Fisher Now it's three long years since we made her pay Sing haul away, my laddie-o And the owners say that she's had her day And sing haul away, my laddie-o So pull away for the final trawl sing... It's an easy pull, for the catch is small sing... Now its stow your gear lads and batten down Then I'll turn the wheel, lads, and turn her round And we'll join "The Venture" and "The Morning Star" Riding High and empty behind the bar For I'd rather beach her on the skerry rock Than to see her torched on the breakers dock And when I die, you can stow me down In her rusty hold, where the breakers sound Then I'll make the haven and the Fiddler's Green Where the grub is good and the bunks are clean I fished a lifetime, boy and man An the final trawl scarcely nets a cran SOF
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