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Outward and Homeward Bound To the Liverpool docks we'll bid adieu To SAl and Kate an' Bessie, too The anchor's aweigh an' our sails are unfurled An' we're bound to plow the wat'ry world Hurrah, we're outward bound (2x) Oh ther wind blows from the east nor'east The ship will sail ten knots at least The purser will our wants supply, And while we've grog we'll never say die An' if we touch at Malabar Or any other port as far The purser then will tip the chink An' just like fishes we will drink. An' when our three years they are out 'Tis jolly near time we went about An' when we are home and once more free Oh, won't we have a jolly spree An' when we gets to the Liverpool docks The pretty girls come down in flocks Onr to the other you can hear them say Here comes Johnniw with his three years' pay. And then we'll haul to the Bull an' the Bell Where good liquor they do sell In comes the landlord with a smile Sayin' "drink up, lads, it's worth yer while." But when the money's all spent and gone None to be borrowed, none to be lent, In comes the landlord with a frown Sayin, "Get up Jack, let John sit down." Then poor ol' Jack must understand, There's ships in port all wanting hands, He goes on board as he did before An' he bids adieu to his native shore. Ftom Songs of the Sea, Hugill RG
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