Mudcat Café message #153629 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16440   Message #153629
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
23-Dec-99 - 09:14 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Too much book larning is showing here boys and girls, get out of yer books and on the Foc'sle deck, turn to, bear a hand and Heave away haul away cause we're bound for south Australia. Does it matter? Chanty or Shanty its all the same to Auntie... enjoy the music and songs; next year the Tall Ships are coming to Halifax, ask some of the crews on them and you will just get the same story.

So come all you ladies gay who delight in sailors joy,
Come listen while I sing you a song.
When Jack Tar he comes on shore,
With his gold and silver in store,
There's no one can get rid of it so soon.

The first thing Jack requires is a fiddler to his hand,
And likewise the best liquor of every kind,
And a pretty girl likewise,
With two dark and rolling eyes,
And Jack Tar is suited to his mind.

Yours Aye, Dave