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Ye Mariners All (English Traditional)

Ye mariners all, as ye pass by,
Come in and drink if you are dry;
Come spend, my lads, your money brisk,
And pop your nose in a jug of this.

Oh, mariners all, as ye part the ground,
You're welcome all for to sit down;
Come spend, my lads, your money brisk,
And pop your nose in a jug of this.

Oh, tipplers all, as you pass by,
Come in and drink if you are dry;
Come in and drink, think not amiss,
And pop your nose in a jug of this.

And now I'm old and can scarcely crawl,
I've a long grey beard and a head that's bald;
From my desire, fulfill my bliss,
A pretty girl, and a jug of this.

And when I'm in my grave and dead,
And all my sorrows have past and fled;
Transform me then into a fish,
And let me swim in a jug of this.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a 19th-century English drinking song, Ye Mar'ners All, a fragment of which was sung in 1907 by Mrs Marina Russell of Upwey in Dorset, England and collected by the Hammond Brothers who added additional text. Published on p.103 of The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs by Vaughan Williams and A L Lloyd (Harmondsworth, 1959). Also a variant of a 19th-century British broadside ballad, A Jug Of This, published by J Pitts (London) sometime between 1819 and 1844, and archived at the Bodleain Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Harding B 16(120c) ....####

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