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Messing About On The River

  • (Tony Hatch / L. Reed)

    When the weather is fine you know it's the time
    For messin' about on the river
    If you take my advice there's nothing so nice
    As messin' about on the river
    There's big boats and wee boats ands all kinds of craft
    Puffers and keel boats and some with no raft
    With the wind in your face there's no finer place
    Than messin' about on the river

    There are boats made from kits that'll reach you in bits
    For messin' about on the river
    And you might want to skull in a glass fibred hull
    Go messin' about on the river
    Anchors and tillers and rudders and cleets
    Ropes that are sometimes referred to as sheets
    With the wind in your face there's no finer place
    Than messin' about on the river

    Skippers and mates and rowing club eights
    All messin' about on the river
    Capstans and quays where you tie up with ease
    All messin' about on the river
    Outboards and inboards and dinghis you sail
    The first thing you learn is the right way to bale
    In a one man canoe you're both skipper and crew
    Messin' about on the river

    Moorings and docks, tailors and locks
    All messin' about on the river
    Whirlpools and weirs that you must not go near
    Messin' about on the river
    Backwater places all hidden from view
    Mysterious wee islands just waiting for you
    So I'll leave you right now, go cast off your bow
    Go messin' about on the river

    (as sung by Danny Kyle)

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