The Longest Johns – Wellerman Lyrics

Song Details : Wellerman Lyrics. This song is sung by The Longest Johns.


Wellerman Lyrics

There was a ship that put to sea,
And the name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
The winds blew up, her bow dipped down,
Oh blow, my bully boys, blow.

Soon may the Wellerman come
And bring us sugar and tea and rum.
One day, when the tonguing is done,
I’ll take my leave and go.

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.

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.

No line was cut, no whale was freed;
The Captain’s mind was not of greed,
But he belonged to the whaleman’s creed;
She took the ship in tow.

For forty days, or even more,
The line went slack, then tight once more.
All boats were lost (there were only four)
But still the 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 regular call
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all.

OR

Am
There was a ship that put to sea
Am
The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
Am
The winds blew up her bow dipped down
Em Am
O blow my bully boys blow

Chorus
F C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Am
And bring us sugar and tea and rum
F C
One day when the tonguin’ is done
Em Am
We’ll take our leave and go

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

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

No line was cut no whale was freed
The Captain’s mind was not of greed
But he belonged to the whaleman’s creed
She took the ship in tow

For forty days or even more
The line went slack then tight once more
All boats were lost (there were only four)
But still the whale did go

As far as I know the fight’s still on
The line’s not cut and the whale’s not gone
The Wellerman makes his regular call
To the Captain crew and all

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