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shipcmo Sea Chantey Lyrics, MIDI tunes, & MP3's (54* d) Lyr/Tune Add: HOIST AWAY YOUR TOPSAILS 19 Feb 11

In October, 1972, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger recorded a singer, Ben Bright, a 76 year old re-tired seaman who lived in Edmonton in North London.

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My ship she is a new ship, she's free from the stocks,
And I hope every man aboard her is free from the (pox)

Hoist away your tops'ls while your ship she rolls heavily,
Hoist away your tops, ye sons of the sea.

All ships they have a mains'l, all mains'ls have a bunt
And I hope every girl we know has a lily-white (cunt)

All ships they have a stuns'l and a stuns'l's big stick
And I hope every man aboard her's got a stiff standing (prick)

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