Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Twenty three years in the Royal Navy and I confess this isn’t quite the version we used to sing 🤣🤣🤣

BARNACLE BILL THE SAILOR

(Robison / Luther)

Who’s that knocking at my door

Who’s that knocking at my door

Who’s that knocking at my door

Cried the fair young maiden

It’s only me from over the sea

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I’ll sail the sea until I croak

I fight and swear and drink and smoke

But I can’t swim a bloody stroke

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Are you young and handsome, sir

Are you young and handsome, sir

Are you young and handsome, sir

Cried the fair young maiden

I’m old and rough and dirty and tough

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I drink my gin, I dip my snuff

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I drink my whiskey when I can

Whiskey from an old tin can

For whiskey is the life of man

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I’ll come down and let you in

I’ll come down and let you in

I’ll come down and let you in

Cried the fair young maiden

Well, hurry before I bust in the door

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I’ll cuss and fuss and rant and roar

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

I’ll spin you yarns and tell you lies

I’ll drink your wine and eat your pies

I’ll kiss your cheek and black your eyes

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Sing me a love song low and sweet

Sing me a love song low and sweet

Sing me a love song low and sweet

Cried the fair young maiden

Sixteen men on a dead man’s chest

Sang Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Yo heave ho and a bottle of rum

Sang Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Oh, hi-rig-a-jig and a jaunting car (sic)

A-hi-a-ho what are you most done (sic)

Hooray my boys for the ????? run (sic)

Sang Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Tell me that we soon shall wed

Tell me that we soon shall wed

Tell me that we soon shall wed

Cried the fair young maiden

I’ve got me a wife in every port

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

The handsome gals is what I court

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

With my false heart and flatterin’ tongue

I courts ’em all both old and young

I courts ’em all, but marries none

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

When shall I see you again

When shall I see you again

When shall I see you again

Cried the fair young maiden

Never again, I’ll come no more

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Tonight I’m sailin’ from the shore

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

If you wait for me to come

Settin’ and waitin’ and suckin’ your thumb

You’ll wait until the day of your doom

Said Barnacle Bill the Sailor

Good-bye!

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