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shipcmo Sea Chantey Lyrics, MIDI tunes, & MP3's (54* d) Lyr/Tune Add: HANDY JIM 16 Feb 11


I'm Handy Jim from Caro-line,
So Handy, me boys, so handy.

I courted a girl named Sarah Jane,

Sarah Jane was a kitchen maid,

And oftimes into her kitchen I strayed,

And had a good blow out of something hot.

But one fine night, through my good luck,

The missus came home -- in the copper I got;

But the missus had come the clothes for to wash

The fire being lit the copper got hot,

And the missus she came to stir up the pot,

And out I jumped, all smoking hot.

The missus she fainted, and cried stop thief

But I was off like a shot from a gun,

When the missus came to there was a d-lish row,

Poor Sarah, she got the sack next day,

Then she came to me straight way and said

I've lost my character, place likewise.

Says I, my dear, now never mind,

Next Sunday morn we'll go and get wed,

Next Sunday morn I was at sea instead.

So now my boys when courting you go,

If the missus turns up, in the copper don't go,

If you're handy there, you're handier here.

One more pull, and up she will go-

The mate cries Belay! so below we will go.

T:Handy Jim
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