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Rolling Down the River

Rolling Down the River

Oh! I once was a rigger and I worked like hell.
     Rolling up. Rolling down.
But now I'm sailing with the OCL
     And go rolling down the river.

     Rolling up. Rolling down.
     We'll all get drunk in Tilbury town
     Twenty four hours to turn around.
     And go rolling down the river.

When first I saw a TEU.
I wondered where they stowed the crew
To go rolling down the river.

Well cargo comes in TEUs.
A 20 foot box, boys, filled with booze.

There's a Tilbury girl called Kettle Jane.
First on the boil then off again.

She's got a mate called Teapot Anne.
She gets well brewed. She likes a man.

Tilbury girls go round in pairs,
You won't catch them unawares.

Down on the dock-gates where the work is done,
You can pick 'em up, one by one.

Well, we're the boys to see her through.
So to hell the Channel and the TEU.
Let's roll down the river.


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