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  • The Irish song Fiddler's Green:

    As I walked by the dockside one evening so rare

    To view the still waters and take the salt air

    I heard an old fisherman singing this song,

    Oh take me away boys, me time is not long

    (chorus): Dress me up in me oilskins and jumper

    No more on the docks I'll be seen

    Just tell me old shipmates I'm takin' a trip mates

    I'll see you someday in Fiddler's Green

    Oh in Fiddler's Green is a place I've heard tell

    Where sailormen go if they don't go to hell

    Where the weather is fair and the dolphins do play

    And the cold coast of Greenland is far far away


    Where the skies are all clear and there's never a gale

    And the fish jump on board with a swish of their tails

    Where you lie at your leisure - there's no work to do

    And the skipper's below making tea for the crew


    Oh and when you are docked and the long trip is through

    There's pubs and there's clubs and there's lassies there too

    Where the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free

    And there's bottles of rum growin' off every tree


    Oh I don't want a harp nor a halo, not me

    Just give me a breeze and a good rollin' sea

    And I'll play me auld squeezebox as we sail along

    With the wind in the riggin' to sing me this song


    June 15, 2010