Safe Home

 
Performed by:
Anna Shannon
Recorded in:
Scarborough
Recorded on:
01/10/2009
Recorded by:
Anna Shannon
Genre:
Nautical
Keywords:
Poverty,
Fishing,
Home,
Love
 

Archival information

TYG:
138
Key:
Am
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Safe Home
Places Cited:
Scarborough

Lyrics

1
I am standing by the castle, I am gazing out to sea,
I am watching for the fishing boats returning.
I am watching for the fishing boats ploughing home through heavy seas,
And I pray that you are making way safe home.

2
Oh the fishing is a hard life, no-one knows like me,
I face a constant struggle with a growing family.
And I have pawned your suit, love, and the ring you gave to me,
I pray that you are making way safe home.

3
My love, I lay awake at night, I miss you desperately,
And many a good man’s fallen to the cruel heart of the sea.
And whenever this is true I pray to God it isn’t you,
I pray that you are making way safe home.

4
The kittiwakes are wheeling around the castle walls,
And through the mist I watch the white-topped breakers rise and fall.
I’m sure I see your sails, love, as the wind she cries and moans,
I pray that you are making way safe home.

Repeat verse 1.