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Candlelight Fisherman

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    If the wind did blow, if the wind did blow
    There was too much wind to go
    If the wind don't blow, if the wind don't blow
    Then there's not enough wind to go

    My dad was a fisherman bold and he lived till he grew old
    For he opened the pane and he popped out the flame
    Just to see how the wind did blow

    He often said to me, You'd be wise before you go
    Just to open the pane and to pop out the flame
    Just to see how the wind do blow

    When the north winds roughly blow then I lie right stuck below
    And I open the pane and I pop out the flame
    Just to see how the wind do blow

    My wife she said to me, We'll starve if you don't go
    But I opened the pane and I popped out the flame
    Just to see how the wind did blow

    So all you fishermen bold, if you'll live till you grow old
    Just open the pane and pop out the flame
    Just to see how the wind do blow

    As sung by Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1961:] This fisherman's quip [from Norfolk] is also popular among Cornishmen. (Peter Kennedy, notes 'Jack of All Trades', The Folk Songs of Britain, vol 3)

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