Folk Music and Song Sessions The Wellington Birmingham

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Choruses to lots of the songs you can expect at the wellington and other sessions.

1  FIELDS OF ATHENRY

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the

small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
Its so lonely round the fields of Athenry

 

2  MOLLY MALONE

"Alive, alive, oh, Alive, alive, oh",

Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh".

 

3  WILD ROVER

And it's no nay never,no nay never no more
Will I play the wild rover,no never no more

 

4  LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL

So fare thee well, my own true love
When I return united we will be
It's not the leaving of Liverpool that's grieving me
But my darling when I think of thee

 

5  FIDDLERS GREEN

Wrap me up in me oilskin and jumper
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates
I'm taking a trip, mates
And  I'll see them someday

in Fiddler's Green

 

6  SLOOP JOHN B

So hoist up the John B’s sail,

See how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up,

I wanna go home

 

7  BLACK VELVET BAND

Her eyes they shone like diamonds
I thought her the queen of the land
And her hair it hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band.

8  WHISKEY IN THE JAR

Musha ring dumma do damma da

Whack for the daddy 'ol

Whack for the daddy 'ol

there's whiskey in the jar

9  BLACKSMITH’S SON

Me father is a blacksmith, I'm a blacksmith's son,

He taught me everything I know until the time had come.

That I had learnt me trade so well and then I could say true,

Me father is a blacksmith and now I'm a blacksmith too.

 

10  GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE

Did they beat the drum slowly ,did they sound the fifes lowly

Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down

Did the band play the last post and chorus

Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest.

 

11  DRUNKEN SAILOR

Weigh heigh and up she rises

(/Hoo-ray and up she rises)

Weigh heigh and up she rises

(/Patent blocks of different sizes)[2]

Weigh heigh and up she rises

Early in the morning

 

12 JOHNNY LEAVE HER

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

For the voyage is long 

And the winds don't blow

And it's time for us to leave her

 

13 HAUL AWAY JOE

A    Away, haul away, we'll haul

    away Joe

B     Away, haul away, we'll haul

     away Joe
     (To me) way, haul away
     We'll heave and hang together
     Away, haul away,

      we'll haul away Joe

 

14  GYPSY ROVER

Ah-de-do, ah-de-do-da-day,

Ah-de-do, ah-de-da-ay

He whistled and he sang 'til the greenwoods rang,

And he won the heart of a lady.

 

15  ROLL ON COLUMBIA

Roll on, Columbia, roll on
Roll on, Columbia, roll on
Your power is turning

our darkness to dawn
So roll on, Columbia, roll on

 

16  THREE SCORE AND TEN

And it's three score and ten

boys and men
Were lost from Grimsby Town
From Yarmouth down to Scarborough
Many hundreds more were drowned
Their herring craft and their trawlers
Their fishing smacks as well
Alone they fight the bitter night
And battle with the swell

 

17   BYKER HILL&WALKER SHORE

Byker Hill and Walker Shore, me lads
Collier lads for ever more, me boys
Byker Hill and Walker Shore, me lads
Collier lads for ever more

 

 

18  GALWAY SHAWL

She wore no jewels

or costly diamonds
No paint or powder,

no, none at all
She wore a bonnet

with a ribbon on it
And around her shoulders was the Galway shawl.

 

 


19   THIRTY FOOT TRAILER

Goodbye to the tent and the old caravan
The the tinker, the rover, the traveling man
And goodbye the the thirty foot trailer

 

 

20 SPANISH LADY

Whack for the Too Rye, ooh, Ray lady
Whack for the Too Rye, ooh, Rye aye

Whack for the Too Rye, ooh, Ray lady
Whack for the Too Rye, ooh, Rye aye

 

 

21 SPANISH LADIES

We'll rant and we'll roar

like true British sailors
We'll rant and we'll roar

across the salt seas
Until we strike soundings

in the Channel of Old England
From Ushant to Scilly

is thirty-five leagues

 

22 OLD MAUI

Rolling down to Old Maui, me boys
Rolling down to Old Maui
We're homeward bound from the Arctic ground
Rolling down to Old Maui.

 

23 NAVIGATOR

Navigator, Navigator

rise up and be strong
The morning is here

and there's work to be done.
Take your pick

and your shovel

and the bold dynamite
For to shift a few tons

of this earthly delight
Yes to shift a few tons

of this earthly delight.

 

24  RATTLIN BOG

oh,row, the rattlin' bog,
The bog down in the valley-o.
The rare bog the rattlin' bog,
The bog down in the valley-o.

 

25  WHEN ALL MEN SINGLet every man so pitch his songTo help his neighbour sing alongTo each and all contentment bringWhen all men sing. 26 THE RARE OULD TIMESRing a ring a rosie, as the light declines
I remember Dublin city in the rare ould times

 

27    HEARTS OF OAK

Hearts of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men;
We always are ready, steady, boys, steady!
We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again

 

28  TARPAULIN JACKET

Wrap me up in my tarpaulin jacket

And say a poor buffer lies low;

And six stalwart lancers shall carry me

With steps solemn, mournful and slow.

 

29  FAREWELL TO CARLINGFORD

So I'll sing farewell to Carlingford
And farewell to Greenore
And I'll think of you

both day and night
Until I return once more,

till I return once more

 

30     WORKING MAN

It's a working man I am
And I've been down underground
And I swear to God
If I ever see the sun
               ---
Oh for any length of time
I can hold it in my mind
I never again
Will go down underground

 

31    COUNTRY ROADS

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, Mountain Mama
Take me home, country roads

32 BANKS OF THE OHIO

Then only say that you'll be mine

And in no other arms entwine.

Down beside, where the waters flow

Down by the banks of the Ohio.

 

 

33   JOCK STEWART

So be easy and free,
When you're drinkin' wi' me,
I'm a man you don't meet every day.

 

34 STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

From Bantry Bay into Derry Quay
From Galway to Dublin Town
No maid I've seen

like the fair colleen
That I met in the County Down

 

35 THE LAST FAREWELL

For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell
For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell

 

36 THE VOYAGE

Life is an ocean and love is a boat
In troubled water that keeps us afloat
When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

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