Push for PORTER

izquierdaThe Final Trawlderecha

Archie Fisher

It's been three long years
Since we made her pay,
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
And we can't get by on the subsidy,
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

So now you heave away,
For the final trawl
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
It's an easy pull
For the catch is small
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o.

And then you take your gear, lad,
And batten down,
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
And I'll take her wheel, lad,
And turn her 'round.
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

And then we'll join the 'Venture'
And the 'Morning Star'
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
It's an easy pull
Riding high and empty
Towards the bar.
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

For I'd rather beach her
On the Skerry rock
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
Than to see her torched
In the breakers dock
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

Then when I die,
You can stow me down
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
In her rusty hold
Where the breakers sound
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

And then I'll make the haven
Of Fiddler's Green
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
Where the grub is good,
And the bunks are clean
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

For I've fished a lifetime,
Boy and man
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
And this final trawl
Scarcely makes a cran.
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o

And it's been three long years
Since we made her pay
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o
And we can't get by
On the subsidy
Sing, haul away, my laddie-o.



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