There Once Was A Ship That Put To Sea Lyrics – The Wellermen

Song Details: There Once Was A Ship That Put To Sea Lyrics by Nathan Evans / David Phelan / Alexander Oriet / Samuel Brennan / Thomas Hollings / William Graydon. The song name is Wellerman which is sung by The Wellermen

There Once Was A Ship That Put To Sea Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There once was a ship that put to sea
The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
The winds blew up, her bow dipped down
O blow, my bully boys, blow (Huh!)

[Chorus]
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is done
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 2]
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 (Huh!)

[Chorus]
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tеa and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is donе
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 3]
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 low (Huh!)

[Chorus]
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is done
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 4]
No line was cut, no whale was freed
The Captain’s mind was not of greed
But he belonged to the Wellerman’s creed
She took that ship in tow (Huh!)

[Chorus]
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is done
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 5]
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 (Huh!)

[Chorus]
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is done
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 6]
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 regular call
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all (Huh!)

[Chorus]
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is done
We’ll take our leave and go (Huh!)
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguin’ is done
We’ll take our leave and go

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