Stormalong

Stormalong

Traditional - Lyrics from Capstan Bars, by David Bone


Oh, Stormy's dead an' gone to rest,
To m' way-ay, Storm-a-long!
Of all the sailors he was best:
Aye, aye, aye, Mister Storm-a-long!

For fifty year he sailed th' seas.
To m' way-ay, Storm-a-long!
In winter storm an' summer breeze.
Aye, aye, aye, Mister Storm-a-long!

An' now old Stormy's day is done.
To m' way-ay, Storm-a-long!
We marked th' place whe-ere he is gone.
Aye, aye, aye, Mister Storm-a-long!

He slipped his cable off Cape Horn.
To m' way-ay, Storm-a-long!
Far from th' place where he was born.
Aye, aye, aye, Mister Storm-a-long!

I wish I was old Stormy's son.
To m' way-ay, Storm-a-long!
I'd build a ship of a thousand ton.
Aye, aye, aye, Mister Storm-a-long!

I'd load her with New England rum.
To m' way-ay, Storm-a-long!
An' give ye all, my bullies, some.
Aye, aye, aye, Mister Storm-a-long!