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Cruising Round Yarmouth

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    Sing fal de-ral laddie right fal de-ral day
    Fal de-ral laddie right fal de-ral day

    While cruising round Yarmouth one day on a spree
    I met a fair damsel, the wind blowing free
    I'm a fast-going clipper, my kind sir, says she
    I'm ready for cargo, my hold is quite free

    What country she come from I could not tell which
    But by her appearance I thought she was Dutch
    And her flag wore its colours, her masthead was low
    She was round in the quarter and bluff in the bow

    I gave her my rope and I took her in tow
    Yardarm to yardarm towing we'd go
    We both towed together till we came to the head
    We both towed together through to Calgary Bay

    She took me upstairs and her tops'l she lowered
    In a neat little parlour she soon had me moored
    She laid in the foresails, the staysails and all
    With her lily-white hand let me reef-tackle fall

    The watch being ended I said, Maid give o'er
    'Twixt wind and water you've run me ashore
    My shot-locker's empty, my coal is all spent
    I can't fire a shot for it's choked at the vent

    Well here's luck to that girl with the black curly locks
    Here's luck to that girl who ran Jack on the rocks
    Here's luck to the doctor who eased all his pain
    He squared his main yards - he's a-cruising again

    As sung by Louis Killen

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