Scottish Traditional: Ring the Bell, Watchman
Up on the poop deck and walking about,|
There is the second mate so steady and so stout;
What he is a-thinkin' of he doesn't know himself
And we wish that he would hurry up and strike, strike the bell.
Strike the bell second mate, let us go below;
Look well to windward you can see it's gonna blow;
Look at the glass, you can see it has fell,
Oh we wish that you would hurry up and strike, strike the bell.
2. Down on the main deck and workin' at the pumps,
3. Forward on the forecastle head and keepin' sharp lookout,
4. Aft at the wheelhouse old Anderson stands,
5. Aft on the quarter deck our gallant captain stands,