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Fisherman's Song (Irish Coffee) video
#520: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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When the morning comes on
and the moon goes astray,
The men in the harbour prepare a new day;
The fog in the distance soon colours the sun,
But that doesn't matter, there's work to be done.

The engines awaken one after one,
As the boats leave their collars
for another day's run;
And in minutes the harbour is silent and bare,
As time keeps on turning they soon disappear.

So, heave away, haul away, look to the sea,
Ye men of this island so wild and so free;
Heave away, haul away, look to the sea,
Ye men of this island so dauntless and free.

As their forefathers taught them how to be brave,
While hauling their day's catch
they're nobody's slave;
Some days are in favour and more in despair,
But those men understand if the fish is not there.

The wives are at home preparing the feed,
For their hard working fishermen out on the sea;
They're hoping today is the best one of all,
For some clothing and food
for their kids in the fall.

So, heave away, haul away, look to the sea,
Ye men of this island so wild and so free;
Heave away, haul away, look to the sea,
Ye men of this island so dauntless and free.

Now the day will soon come
when they're three score and ten,
But by that time their sons
will have all grown to men;
Their seines tell the story
of a hard working man,
Their hands are all calloused
and their skin rough and tan.

So, heave away, haul away, look to the sea,
Ye men of this island so wild and so free;
[FADING]
Heave away, haul away, look to the sea....

####.... D'Arcy Broderick of Bay de Verde, NL ....####
See more songs by D'Arcy Broderick.

Recorded by Irish Coffee (Banks Of The Roses, trk#11, 1990 Cassette; recorded at Echo Recording Company, St John's, NL).

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Collar - ¹ anchor, chain and rope attached by means of a loop or bight to a buoy and to bow of boat and used to moor the craft in a harbour; frequently with defining word boat, mooring; ² location where a boat is anchored; berth; usually in phrase on the collar; place near shore where boats are moored for safety; a boat is said then to be on the collar.



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