DSCL Shanty-Chor C-moll
00:00 min Laufzeit
There oCmnce was a ship that pCmut to sea
And the nFmame of that ship was the BCmilly o’ Tea
The wCminds blew hard, her bCmow dipped down
BFmlow, me bBbul-ly boys, bCmlow (Huh !)
SAboon may the WEbell-er-man come
To bFmring us su-gar and tCmea and rum
OAbne day, when tEbongu-in’ is done
We’ll tFmake our lBbeave and gCmo.
She had not been two weeks from shore
When down on her a right whale bore
The Captain called all hands and swore
He’d take that whale in tow (Hah !)
Before the boat had hit the water
The whale’s tail came up and caught her
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
When she dived down below (Huh !)
No line was cut, no whale was freed
The Captain’s mind was not on greed
But he belonged to the whaleman’s creed
She took that ship in tow (Huh !
For forty days, or even more
The line went slack, then tight once more
All boats were lost, there were only four
But still that whale did go.
As far as I’ve heard, the fight’s still on,
The line’s not cut and the whale’s not gone
The Wellerman makes his a regular call
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all.