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Net Hauling Song (Ewan MacColl) It's busk ye, my lads, get you up on deck And take up your stations for hauling the nets And mind you pull together boys, all through the night And sweat in your oilskins until it's daylight At the heaving and hauling and shaking the nets It's when we start hauling we're living in hopes The boy in the locker, the lads on the ropes And the fellas in the hold who are pulling the nets And shaking the herring out onto the deck It's net after net is pulled up from the sea With a haul and a shake and a one, two and three And the herring are a piling around your sea boots And slithering and sliding down into the chutes It's hour after hour we are hauling away All through the long night till the dawn of the day The skipper's in the wheelhouse he's on the R T And the cook's in the galley a brewing the tea And we're finished with hauling and shaking the nets Copyright Stormking Music, Inc. recorded by Ewan MacColl SOF
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