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mg Origins:A-Rovin/Maid from Amsterdam/Amsterdam Maid (63* d) RE: Origins:A-Rovin/Maid from Amsterdam/Amsterdam Maid 03 Apr 20


kipling wrote a poem to this...in lowestoft a boat was made and she was made for the herring
trade
The Lowestoft Boat

(East Coast Patrols)

1914Ė18

IN Lowestoft a boat was laid,        
    Mark well what I do say!        
And she was built for the herring trade,        
    But she has gone a-roviní, a-roviní, a-roviní,        
    The Lord knows where!               5

They gave her Government coal to burn,        
And a Q. F. gun at bow and stern,        
And sent her out a-roviní, etc.        

Her skipper was mate of a bucko ship        
Which always killed one man per trip,               10
So he is used to roviní, etc.        

Her mate was skipper of a chapel in Wales,        
And so he fights in topper and tailsó        
Religi-ous thoí roviní, etc.        

Her engineer is fifty-eight,               15
So heís prepared to meet his fate,        
Which ainít unlikely roviní, etc.        

Her leading-stokerís seventeen,        
So he donít know what the Judgments mean,        
Unless he cops íem roviní, etc.               20

Her cook was chef in the Lost Dogsí Home,        
    Mark well what I do say!        
And Iím sorry for Fritz when they all come        
A-roviní, a-roviní, a-roariní and a-roviní,        
Round the North Sea roviní,               25
The Lord knows where!


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