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Liverpool Judies

From Shipmates (2012)

Traditional

 


1. From Liverpool to Frisco, a rovin' I went  (D-A-D)

For to stay in that country, it was my intent   (D-A-D)

But drinkin' strong whiskey like other damn fools  (D-G)

I soon was transported back to Liverpool  (chorus)  (D-G-D-C)

 

     An' it's roll, roll, bullies, roll  (D-A-D)

     Them Liverpool Judies have got us in tow  (D-A-D)

 

2.  Our good ship, the Windfall, lies out in the bay

A waitin' for fair winds to get underway

But all us old sailors are so sick and sore

Cause the whiskey's all gone and we can't get no more  (chorus)

 

3.  An' up comes our mate in his jacket of blue

He's a-lookin' for work for us sailors to do

An' it's jib topsail halyards he loudly does roar

An' it's "lay aloft, Paddy, ye son of a whore!"  (chorus)

 

4.  One night, aft Cape Horn, I shall never forget

'Tis oftimes at night I still dream of it yet

She was divin' bows under, her sailors all wet

She was doin' twelve knots with her main skysails set  (chorus)

 

5.  An' now we are haulin' our way across the line

When I think of it now, sure, we had a good time

Them seaboys box-hauling them yards all aroun'

Just to beat that flash packet called Thatcher McGown  (chorus)

 

6.  An' now we've arrived at the old Dunmore Dock

An' all them flash Judies around us do flock

But the barrel's run empty our five quid advance

An' guess it's high time that we got up to dance  (chorus)

 

7.  Then here's to our skipper, where'er he may be

He's a bucko on land and a bully at sea

But as for the mate, that voracious galoot

Well, we hope when he dies straight to hell he'll sky-hoot  (chorus)

 

8.  From Liverpool to Frisco, a rovin' I went

For to stay in that country, it was me intent

But drinkin' strong whiskey like other damn fools

I soon was transported back to Liverpool  (chorus)

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