Ye mariners all

Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon
performance time approx 2m 00s
Range T: B♭ – d' / B: F – g
Price code: B
Complexity: *

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A simple and hearty drinking song in celebration of the consoling powers of 'a jug of this'. Also available for mixed voices.


Ye mariners all as you pass by,
Call in and drink if you are dry,
Come spend my lads your money brisk,
And pop your nose in a jug of this.

Ye mariners all if you've half a crown,
You're welcome all for to sit down,
Come spend my lads your money brisk,
And pop your nose in a jug of this.

Oh now I'm old and can scarcely crawl,
I've an old grey beard and a head that's bald,
Crown my desire and fulfil my bliss,
A pretty girl and a jug of this.

And when I'm in my grave and dead,
And all my sorrows are past and fled,
Good lord transform me into a fish,
And let me swim in a jug of this.

Ye mariners all as you pass by,
Call in and drink if you are dry,
Call in and drink, think not amiss,
And pop your nose in a jug of this.

Traditional English

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