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Richard Mellish ADD: Nore Sand Light (9) ADD: Nore Sand Light 24 Sep 20

In last week's singaround I sang The Nore Sand Light, which I had got donkey's years ago from Bob Roberts. I promised to post the words: sorry for the delay.

I can make the recording, including Bob's introduction, available if people wish.


It's a lonely life at the Nore Sand Light
So me dad caught a mermaid late one night.
Later on he married she
And she bore to him fine triplets three.

Heave-a-ho it's a dirty old night
We're looking for the flash of the Nore Sand Light.
Heave-a-ho get you main sheet tight
We're looking for the flash of the Nore Sand Light.

My brother he was a porpoise round,
And round the Kentish coast he'd bound.
But me sister she was a half-bred cod.
Oh she was a wicked little sod.


One night Mum took Dad for a swim.
And that was the last we saw of him.
Splashing about on a rotten old night
Looking for the flash of the Nore Sand Light.


So this is my advice to you
If you're one of a lightship's crew.
Never you marry any fin-tailed fish.
She'll only land you in the ditch.


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