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The Dogger Bank


courtesy of - about a trip of sailing from Dogger Bank to Great Grimsby and mentions of the character of the crew.

Sailing over the Dogger Bank, wasn't it a treat   
The wind a-blowing 'bout east-nor'east  so we had to give her sheet;

You ought to see us rally, the wind a-blowing free

On passage from the Dogger Bank to Great Grimsby.

CHORUS sung after each verse

So watch her, trigger the proper ju-ber-ju,

Give her sheet and let her rip

We're the boys to pull her through,

You ought to have seen us rally

The wind a-blowing free, on passage

From the Dogger Bank To Great Grimsby

Now our captain he's a shang-a-roosh, he likes a drop of good ale

Our mate he's a roadstone prat inspector, He's been seen in many a goal

Our third hand he's a bushranger, he come on deck and received the mail

And you give a look at our old cook he's so hoppity wild

 Now we are the boys to make a noise when we come home from sea

We get right drunk and roll on the floor and cause a jubilee

We get right drunk and full of beer, we roll all over the floor

And when our rent it is all spent, We'll go to sea for more.

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.