Excursion Around the Bay

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Excursion Around the Bay

Postby Jonolan » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:02 pm

And Another

Excursion around the Bay

It was early Monday morning, and the day be calm and fine,
To the Wemyss Base excursion, with the boys to have a time;
And just before the sailor pulled the gangway from the pier,
I saw some fella haul me wife aboard, as a volunteer.

(chorus)
O Me, O My, I heard me poor wife cry,
O Me, O My, I think I'm gonna die;
O Me, O My, I heard me poor wife say,
I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay.


We had three hundred souls on board, oh what a splendid sight,
McYokel in good spirits, to make our moods so bright;
With me self being in the double, with the funny things they'd say,
And they'd choke themselves from laughing, when they see us in the bay.

(chorus)

Now, me wife she got no better, she turned a sickly green,
I gave her soap and candy, pork fat but she did scream;
Castor-oil and sugar of candy, I rubbed hair-oil on her face,
And they said she'd be a dandy, when she reaches Wemyss Base.

(chorus)

My wife she got no better, my wife, my darling dear,
The screeches from her throat, you could hear them loud and clear;
I searched every place in Wemyss Base, searched every store and shop,
To get her something for the cure, or take her to the hop.

(chorus)

Oh, she passed away on board the ship, as we were coming back,
We buried her in the ocean, wrapped up in an old brown sack;
And now I am a single man, in search of a pretty face,
And the woman who says she'll have me, sure I'm off for Wemyss Base.

(chorus)
O Me, O My, I heard me poor wife cry,
O Me, O My, I think I'm gonna die;
O Me, O My, I heard me poor wife say,
I wish I'd never taken this excursion around the bay.
Jonolan
 

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