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Shoals Of Herrin


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K:C % % % % % %] W: 1 W: With our nets and gear we're faring W:On the wild and wasteful ocean. W:Its there that we hunt and we earn our bread W:As we hunted for the shoals of herring W: W:2 W: O it was a fine and a pleasant day W:Out of Yarmouth harbor I was faring W:As a cabinboy on a sailing lugger W:For to go and hunt the shoals of herring W: W: W:O the work was hard and the hours long W:And the treatment, sure it took some bearing W:There was little kindness and the kicks were many W:As we hunted for the shoals of herring W: W: W:O we fished the Swarth and the Broken Bank W:I was cook and I'd a quarter sharing W:And I used to sleep standing on my feet W:And I'd dream about the shoals of herring W: W: W:O we left the homegrounds in the month of June W:And to Canny Shiels we soon were bearing W:With a hundred cran of silver darlings W:That we'd taken from the shoals of herring W: W: W:Now you're up on deck, you're a fisherman W:You can swear and show a manly bearing W:Take your turn on watch with the other fellows W:While you're searching for the shoals of herring W: W: W:In the stormy seas and the living gales W:Just to earn your daily bread you're daring W:From the Dover Straits to the Faroe Islands W:As you're following the shoals of herring W: W: W:O I earned my keep and I paid my way W:And I earned the gear that I was wearing W:Sailed a million miles, caught ten million fishes W:We were sailing after shoals of herring

						
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