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Five O'Clock In The Morning

  • (Martin Harbourne)

    It's five o'clock in the morning
    Time to get ready, we're sailing away
    It's five o'clock in the morning
    Time to get ready to sail

    We rise in the morning, sail out on the tide
    Silent we slip from the quay
    With the gulls overhead and the seals alongside
    Proudly we head out to sea

    We'll fish in the Minches fair weather or foul
    Living our lives on the sea
    It's hard and it's tough and the pay's not enough
    But what other life can there be

    A trawlerman's plight is to work day and night
    And grab an hour's sleep in between
    Casting the nets out and hauling them in
    Sometimes not a fish to be seen

    We'll be cold, tired and hungry and drenched to the skin
    As we head back to Stornoway town
    With our catch safely landed we'll have a good dram
    In The Clachan, The Lewis or The Crown

    As sung by The McCalmans

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1997:] Fishing song from Stornoway written by a local, which we researched from 'The Gabs', via Stephen Quigg. (Notes McCalmans, 'High Ground')

  • For the state of the fishing industry see also The Final Trawl

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