Oh, what a windy night !

 
Performed by:
Jim Eldon
Recorded in:
York
Recorded on:
15/09/2007
Recorded by:
Mark Ellison
Genre:
Humour
Keywords:
Fishing
 

Archival information

TYG:
19
Key:
G
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Oh, what a windy night !
Places Cited:
Scarborough,
Whitby,
Filey Brigg,
Flamborough Head

Lyrics

1
We sailed down the river, tide on the ebb,
Set our course for Flamborough Head.
Oh, what a windy night!
We passed Tom Shippey, he was haulin' fine,
He's got four fish on his off-most line. (Most easterly fishing line)
Oh, what a windy night!

Chorus
Oh, what a windy night!
Skipper won't shoot his lines tonight
Oh, what a windy night!

2
Flamborough Head as we pass by,
Filey Brigg we daren't go nigh.
Oh, what a windy night!
Scarborough Castle stands out to sea,
Whitby rocks lyin' nowtherly. (northerly)
Oh, what a windy night!

3
The lad he tried to boil the kettle and when it boiled it did;
It spluttered the water all over the floor and then blew off the lid.
He went to get the bacon, he fried (in) the fishy pan;
He went to get the milk and over went the can.
It's a shame to blame poor Jimmy.

4
Crabs and lobsters swillin' round Breil, (Breil Nook)
The only trouble it's blowin' up a gale.
Oh, what a windy night!
Old Tom Shippey jumped out o' bed,
Set her on for Flamborough Head.
Oh, what a windy night!
Old Tom Shippey jumped out o' bed,
Bumped his head on forecastle head.
Oh, what a windy night!

Recorded for The Yorkshire Garland Group by Mark Ellison at The National Centre for Early Music, York, 15th September 2007.