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Fisherman's Wife (All The Week)

  • (Trad / Ewan MacColl)

    A' the week yer man's awa'
    And a' the week ye bide yer lane
    A' the while ye're waiting for
    The minute that he's comin' hame
    Ye ken whit way he has tae work
    Ye ken the hours he has tae keep
    And yet it mak's you angry when
    Ye think he just comes hame tae sleep

    Through the months and through the years
    While ye're bringing up the bairns
    Yer man's awa' tae here and there
    Followin' the shoals of herrin'
    And when he's back there's nets tae mend
    There's maybe but a score or twa
    And when they're done he'll rise and say
    Wife it's time I was awa'

    So work and wait and dree yer weird
    And pin yer faith in herrin' sales
    And aftimes lie awake at nicht
    In fear and dread o' winter gales
    But men maun wark tae earn their breid
    And men maun sweat tae gain their fee
    And fishermen will aye gang oot
    As lang as fish swim in the sea

    A' the week yer man's awa'
    And a' the week ye bide yer lane
    A' the while ye're waiting for
    The minute that he's comin' hame

    As sung by Heather Heywood

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1963:] One of the songs written by Ewan MacColl for the radio ballad 'Singing the Fishing'. (Notes 'Edinburgh Folk Festival, vol 2')

  • See also Fisherman's Wife

Quelle: Scotland

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