Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

happy st paddy’s day!

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2014/03/17

irishroverlobeing green & recycling! cheers, ALL!

 

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  1. JED said, on 2014/03/17 at 18:18

    On the fourth of July eighteen hundred and six
    We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
    We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
    For the grand city hall in New York
    ‘Twas a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore-and-aft
    And oh, how the wild winds drove her.
    She’d got several blasts, she’d twenty-seven masts
    And we called her the Irish Rover.

    We had one million bales of the best Sligo rags
    We had two million barrels of stones
    We had three million sides of old blind horses hides,
    We had four million barrels of bones.
    We had five million hogs, we had six million dogs,
    Seven million barrels of porter.
    We had eight million bails of old nanny goats’ tails,
    In the hold of the Irish Rover.

    There was awl Mickey Coote who played hard on his flute
    When the ladies lined up for his set
    He was tootin’ with skill for each sparkling quadrille
    Though the dancers were fluther’d and bet
    With his sparse witty talk he was cock of the walk
    As he rolled the dames under and over
    They all knew at a glance when he took up his stance
    And he sailed in the Irish Rover

    There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee,
    There was Hogan from County Tyrone
    There was Jimmy McGurk who was scarred stiff of work
    And a man from Westmeath called Malone
    There was Slugger O’Toole who was drunk as a rule
    And fighting Bill Tracey from Dover
    And your man Mick McCann from the banks of the Bann
    Was the skipper of the Irish Rover

    We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out
    And the ship lost it’s way in a fog.
    And that whale of the crew was reduced down to two,
    Just meself and the captain’s old dog.
    Then the ship struck a rock, oh Lord what a shock
    The bulkhead was turned right over
    Turned nine times around, and the poor dog was drowned
    I’m the last of the Irish Rover

  2. lngcoldfacts said, on 2014/03/17 at 21:54

    Thinking green thoughts your way, Bowsprite! Hope it was a jolly one. God bless you!

  3. Rembert said, on 2014/03/18 at 04:31

    This even greener beauty (or her remains) has been offered on e-bay for a mere € 750.000,– (OBO) four weeks ago and is still on sale. http://www.mediamaritim.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/alexander_von_humboldt.jpg.
    And she did her duty for decades in the sake of beers – cheers!


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