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I Am A Brisk And Sprightly Lad


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I am a brisk and sprightly lad

But just come home from sea sir

Of all the lives I ever led A sailor's life for me sir

CHORUS after each verse

Yeo, yeo, yeo,

Whilst the boatswain pipes all hands,

With a yeo, yeo, yeo

What girl but loves the merry tar,

We over the ocean roam sir

In every clime we find a port,

In every port a home sir

But when our country's foes are nigh,

Each hastens to his guns, sir

We make the boasting Frenchman fly

And bang the haughty Dons sir

Our foes reduced, once more on shore,

And spend our cash with glee sir

And when all's gone we drown our care, A

nd out to sea again sir

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.