LYRICS

Forge & Flagon

If The Gaff Don't Let Us Down

I miss my love so dearly,
I miss my home sweet home,
I wish that you could hear me,
I’d let my plan be known,
That we sail away tomorrow,
God speed me to your side,
Raise the anchor up boys,
And bid this land goodbye,

The Atlantic lay between us but wont keep us from each other,
On the early hour high tide I’ll be sailing to my lover,
Sail away tomorrow back to where my heart does lie,
I’ll be dreaming of you England 50 days and 50 nights,

Sail away tomorrow back to where my heart does lie,
I’ll be dreaming of you England 50 days and 50 nights,

Rough seas may lay before us but we’ll stay true to the rudder,
We’ll keep on pushing forward ever closer to my lover,
We’ll sail away tomorrow and wont sleep a wink tonight,
Let’s raise a glass to England she will be a pretty sight,

We’ll sail away tomorrow and wont sleep a wink tonight,
Let’s raise a glass to England she will be a pretty sight,

Instrumental

Oh ray and up we’ll sing until the early morn,
Lets raise a glass to England she will be a pretty sight,

Wind roar up and don’t be shy and fill the main sail full,
May God bless this vessel from its mast head to its hull,
We’ll sail away tomorrow back to dear old Deptford Town,
Home again for Christmas if the gaff don’t let us down,

We’ll sail away tomorrow back to dear old Deptford Town,
Home again for Christmas if the gaff don’t let us down,
Oh ray and up we’ll sing until the early morn,
Home again for Christmas if the gaff don’t let us down,
Oh ray and up we’ll sing until the early morn,
Home again for Christmas if the gaff don’t let us down.

John Kanaka

Needs writing from handwritten

Trawlerman

Your father was a handsome man,
Your father was a trawler man,
Your father was a trawler man,
Taken by an angry sea,
All hands lost into the deep,
All hands lost into the deep,

Child, when I look at you I can see his smile,
Child, when I’m here with you I am by his side,
Do him proud my son.

My husband was a handsome man,
My husband was trawler man,
My husband was a trawler man,
While children slept and nothing stirred,
Far off shore a tempest roared,
Far off shore a tempest roared,

Haul Away! Haul Away! Haul Away! x2

Child, when I look at you I can see his smile,
Child, when I’m here with you I am by his side,
Do him proud my son.

Haul Away! Haul Away! Haul Away! etc

Peregrine Fly

Missing lyrics

Seventeen Summers

I was only a boy when the village I fled,
To some southern flung place all about I had read,
I said give me a year and I’ll return again,
Then a year turned to two and then two turned to ten,

Oh and seventeen summers I gave to this city,
With many a lover that came and then went,
All the friends and the stories, I think of them dearly,
On these rotten streets my best days have been spent,

I was only a boy when to London I came,
Chancing my luck on some fortune or fame,
Well still they allied me, but still I remain,
That dirty old river, it runs through my veins,

Oh and seventeen summers I gave to this city,
With many a lover that came and then went,
All the friends and the stories, I think of them dearly,
On these rotten streets my best days have been spent,

INSTRUMENTAL

Oh and seventeen summers I gave to this city,
With many a lover that came and then went,
All the friends and the stories, I think of them dearly,
On these rotten streets my best days have been spent,
On these rotten streets my best days have been spent.

Wild As The Wind

Missing lyrics

Forty Pound Wedding

Well as I walked down the mettled road,
With all but forty pounds,
All in a belt around my waist,
The cut-throats to confound,
No sharp eyed rogue would rob me,
No vagabond likewise,
And I bet my hide I’ll win my bride,
With the flashing bright blue eyes.

Well the first I met was a tinker,
With gold rings to sell,
Each one cost a tenner,
But some looked twice as well,
I said that’s lucky for me,
And parted with some cash,
To take a golden wedding band,
To my deserving lass.

Well as I walked down the mettled road,
With all but thirty pounds.. etc

The next I met was a gypsy,
She’d a yard of Honiton lace,
Eyes as brown as berries,
With an honest open face,
Well I said that’s lucky for me,
And parted with some cash,
To take a beautiful wedding veil,
To my deserving lass.

Well as I walked down the mettled road,
With all but twenty pounds… etc

The next I met was a urchin,
He’d orchids by the score,
Blues and reds and yellow’s,
To make the sun feel sore,
And I said that’s lucky for me,
And parted with some cash,
To take a rare wedding bouquet,
To my deserving lass.

Well as I walked down the mettled road,
With all but ten pounds… etc

The last I met was a farmer,
He’d a magnum of champagne,
He wanted fifteen guinea’s,
But I clinched it just the same,
I said that’s lucky for me,
Now we can raise a glass,
And drink a sparkling wedding toast,
To my deserving lass.

Well her father he’s an ignorant man,
You can hear him loudly call,
It’s a curtain ring on her finger,
And her veils a gypsy’s shawl,
And what a fine bunch of wayside weeds,
Fresh picked from down the lane,
And a wedding cup of cider sets us on the road again.

Well as we walk down the mettled road,
With never a weary pound,
All in a belt around my waist,
The cut-throats to confound,
No sharp eyed rogue would rob me,
No vagabond likewise,
Well I kept my hide,
And I won my bride,
With the flashing bright blue eyes.

Kite Song

Missing lyrics

Polkas (no words)

Don’t look back ‘cos familiar will kill ya
I’ve seen it happen too many times too many times too many times

Life begins at a run down railway station
The 10:15 on the London line, the London line, the London line

Just take a look at Charlie
Carries a dream for all of us
Flying the flag for northerners
Council estate to Hollywood

Just take a look at Charlie
Like Steve McQueen he took the jump
Look at him go that could be us
Have to admit the boy done good
Just like his mother said he would
Like she said he would

Don’t think twice, go and find your future
You know that fortune favours the brave, favours the brave, favours the brave

Find your way cos no one will find it for you
Another summer it came and went it came and went it came and went

Just take a look at Charlie
Like Steve McQueen he took the jump
Look at him go that could be us
Have to admit the boy done good
Just like his mother said he would
Like she said he would

Fix your grip, don’t let it slip
Gotta fight for this, this is it
(x4)

Just take a look at Charlie
Like Steve McQueen he took the jump
Look at him go that could be us
Have to admit the boy done good
Just like his mother said he would
Like she said he would

Plough & Orion

Missing lyrics

Rollin' Over

Please be waiting,
My way back home I’m making,
As I roll, roll back to your side,
I’m returning,
Ah keep the home fire burning,
As I roll, roll back to your side,

War is over,
I’m no longer a soldier,
As I roll, roll back to your side,
Heart is pounding,
The beat for you resounding,
As I roll, roll back to your side,

Coz I’m roll, rollin over,
Rollin over hills and valleys,
Roll, roll back to your side, x2

Promise lead me,
To be with you God speed me,
As I roll, roll back to your side,
There your door lies,
A pretty sight for sore eyes,
As I roll, roll back to your side,

Coz I’m roll, rollin over,
Rollin over hills and valleys,
Roll, roll back to your side x2

Instrumental

Coz I’m roll, rollin over,
Rollin over hills and valleys,
Roll, roll back to your side, x2

Instrumental 2

Coz I’m roll, rollin over,
Rollin over hills and valleys,
Roll, roll back to your side etc

Colours

Lost among the brambles
Those long cross country rambles
Your hands stained red
From blackberry picking

Brave or was it foolish?
You took off all your clothes
Your lips turned blue
From north sea swimming

Colours, colours of the summer
My thoughts are drawn to you still
The red kite against the blue sky
My thoughts are drawn to you still

Race down Chimney Bank
Faster than legs can carry you
Your knees are green
From the tripping and the falling

Nothing to disturb us
Collapsed among the cord
The hazy gold
Of a lazy summer

Colours, colours of the summer
My thoughts are drawn to you still
The red kite against the blue sky
My thoughts are drawn to you still

Colours, flash before us, flash before us, flash before…etc

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