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Men From The Rigs

  • (Gordon Menzies)

    Captives o' the rigs and the barges
    Some may once again be free
    Some will find eternal bondage
    Underneath the rolling sea

    Out from the rocky coast of Scotland
    Where the North seas heave and boil
    Men have gone to seek their fortune
    Drilling for the North Sea oil

    Black above the clouds of thunder
    Black below the waters roll
    Black the oil they seek to plunder
    Black as the Yankee gangers' soul

    Some will always seek adventure
    Some are always on the run
    Some will brave the mighty Forties
    Just to boast of what they've done

    Men of every creed and colour
    Every nation side by side
    Battle with the common enemy
    Wind and water, time and tide

    Repeat 1

    (as sung by Gaberlunzie)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1976:] The men from the North Sea rigs constantly battle against the elements to harvest the Black Rain. [This] is a song for them. (Notes Gaberlunzie, 'Wind and Water, Time and Tide')

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