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Tonight's The Night (Steeleye Span)

Northerly, bobbing up and down,
along with all the others;
Half of them have cousins in the town,
and the other half are brothers.

And tonight, tonight they're all ashore.
When they've had enough to drink,
they'll drink some more;
And that's what the old town's for.
Tonight's the night for drinking!

Southerly, and it's blowing up a gale
from Portsmouth down to Dover;
There they are all supping up the ale
until the storm is over.

And tonight, tonight they're all ashore.
When they've had enough to drink,
they'll drink some more;
And that's what the old town's for.
Tonight's the night for drinking!

Easterly, and it's anybody's guess,
and a few of them are out there hauling;
But most of them, they take a little rest
when they hear Lord Nelson calling.

And tonight, tonight they're all ashore.
When they've had enough to drink,
they'll drink some more;
And that's what the old town's for.
Tonight's the night for drinking!

Westerly, and nothing but the sound of
a thousand seagulls screaming;
It's thirsty work, that bobbing up and down,
so it's homeward bound they're steaming.

And tonight, tonight they're all ashore.
When they've had enough to drink,
they'll drink some more;
And that's what the old town's for.
Tonight's the night for drinking!

Northerly, bobbing up and down,
along with all the others;
Half of them have cousins in the town,
and the other half are brothers.

And tonight, tonight they're all ashore.
When they've had enough to drink,
they'll drink some more;
Who ever said Lord Nelson's dead?
Tonight's the night for drinking!

####.... Steeleye Span ....####
Recorded by Steeleye Span (Tonight's The Night, Live!, trk#1, 1992, Shanachie Records, recorded during the 1991 tour with The Zipper Mobile, mixed on the Astoria Hampton and edited at the Mill Studios, Cookham).


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