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Liberty for the Sailors Lasses, call your lads ashore Lasses, call your lads ashore Lasses, call your lads ashore There's liberty for the sailors Liberty and money free, Liberty and money free, There's liberty and money free, There's liberty for the sailors The Bellman's called it round the town, And far and near the news has flown Each wife seeks out her last new gown There's liberty for the sailors Lasses, call your lads ashore Lads ashore, lads ahore Lasses, call your lads ashore There's liberty for the sailors Our bairns shall all be dressed so nice Our griddle cakes be black with spice With a pound of butter for every slice All for to please the sailors Our empty bottles we will fill To cheer each passing hour until The time is up, with right good will Liberty for the sailors. Rare fun down Mauldon's lane there'll be And many a lark down Lishman's Quay Tommy Hayes is sure to get on the spree When there's liberty for the sailors. There'll be a battle as sure as your life 'Twixt Mally the Pant and the black-pudding wife And Billy Reppeth'll come in at the end of the strife, Hoo! Liberty for the sailors. Dressed in his jacket of matchless blue With silver buckles and trousers new With a heart that beats for his country true, Liberty for the sailors. Up to the Wooden Bridge and back, To the Low Light shore down in a crack Rambling, swaggering, away goes Jack When there's liberty for the sailors. Now every lass will get her lad And every bairn will see his dad And many a mother's heart be glad With liberty for the sailors, And many a widow's heart rejoice To see the face and hear the voice So like to his, her heart's dear choice Liberty for the sailors! Note: 1'st verse may be used as chorus From: Songsa of Northern England, Stokoe RG
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