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One Of The Roaming Kind


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As I went out one evening upon a night's career

I spied a lofty clipper ship and to her I did steer

I hoisted out my signals which she so quickly knew

For when she saw my bunting fly she quickly hove to

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She had a dark and a roving eye and her hair fell down in ringlets 

She was a nice girl, a popular girl but one of the roaming kind

I took her for some fish and chips and treated her so fine 

And hardly did I realize she was the roaming kind 

I kissed her lips  I missed her lips and found to my surprise 

She was nothing but a pirate ship rigged out dressed up in disguise


Now come all ye good sailor men who sail the wintry sea

And come all ye apprentice lads fair warning take from me

Beware of lofty clipper ships they'll be the ruin of you

For 'twas then she made me walk the plank and pushed me under too.

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.