North Cape Calling

 
Performed by:
Hissyfit + Mike + Val
Recorded in:
Recorded on:
01/10/2009
Recorded by:
Linda Kelly / Hissyfit
Genre:
Keywords:
Weather
 

Archival information

TYG:
94
Key:
F#m
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
North Cape Calling
Places Cited:
North Cape of Norway

Lyrics

1
February, North Cape calling me,
Mercury falling and our hearts are full of fear;
Layers of ice on our lower decks,
We’ll trim the hatches down, boys, as the wall of sea draws near.

Chorus
‘It’s too late to turn around,’ our skipper says,
‘There’s a hold half empty here besides,
There’s plenty more good fishing to be done, me lads,
We’ll ride the storm till morning then decide.’

2
February, North Cape calling me,
We’ve lost our mast and cut the engines too,
We’ve dragged the first hand back into the hold, me lads,
Frostbite has his fingers but I’m sure that he’ll pull through.

3
February, North Cape calling me,
We’ve never prayed so hard in all our lives;
Good Lord if this is judgment then I’ll promise you,
I’ll give up drink and women if you’ll just let me survive.

4
February, North Cape calling me,
Mercury rising and a calmer sea prevails.
‘Lower your nets,’ we hear the skipper cry,
‘The sooner we get done here then the sooner we set sail.’