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Folk Song

X:1 T:Shoals of Herring M:2/4 L:1/8

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K:C C3/2 D/2| GG G2| A3/2 G/2 FE| G2 CE| w:Oh it was a fine and a plea-sant day, Out of GG c3/2 d/2| ec d3/2 B/2| G2 c3/2 d/2| w:Yar-mouth har-bour I was fare-ing, As a e3/2 c/2 d2| c3/2 B/2 GF| E/2 C3/2 CE| w:ca-bin boy on a sai-ling lug-ger, We were G3/2 G/2 EC| F3/2 E/2 D2| C2|| w:fol-low-ing the shoals of her-ring. % W:1 W:Oh it was a fine and a pleasant day, W:Out of Yarmouth harbour I was fareing, W:As a cabin boy on a sailing lugger, W:We were following the shoals of herring. W: W:2 W:Oh the work was hard and the hours were 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:3 W:Oh we fished the swarth and the brooken 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:4 W:Oh we left the home clouds in the month of June, W:And to canny shirls we soon were bearing. W:Wi' a hundred cran o' the silver darlings, W:That we'd taken from the shoals of herring W: W:5 W:Oh we fished the swarth and the brooken 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:6 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:7 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:8 W:Oh I earned my keep and I paid my way, W:And I earned the gear I was wearing. W:Sailed a million miles, caught a million fishes, W:We were sailing after shoals of herring % % % % %

					
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