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Cockles and Mussels


courtesy of

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In Dublin’s fair city, where girls are so pretty 

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’Twas there that I first met sweet Molly Malone

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She wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow

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Crying, “cockels and mussels alive, alive-o”

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Alive, alive-o, alive, alive-o

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Crying, “cockels and mussels alive, alive-o

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She was a fishmonger, but sure ’twas no wonder

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For so were her father and mother before

And they each wheeled their barrow

through streets broad and narrow  


The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.