These sailors, who are all related to me, are definitely not all ginger headed and they probably had no idea what they were actually singing about! But I am sure that they had fun anyway! The mothers have done a wonderful job of making the costumes!
School concerts and Sunday School concerts were a regular feature in the Winiam Hall. I have featured a number of different school concert photos from my grandmother's album in the past, and have more to come.
Now there's a good ship
On her home trip
Up and down she's bobbin'
So the crew's pretty tough
The weather's so rough
They're all fed up and say
That they've had more than enough
I've got a brother
He's an able seaman
And they call him Redhead Tom
I wire to say I'll meet you
And with your pals I'll treat you
So who do you think I've had a message from?
Forty-seven ginger-headed sailors
Coming home across the briney sea
When the anchor's weighed
And the journey's made
Then they'll start the party
With a heave-ho, me hearty
When there's Forty-seven ginger-headed sailors
You can bet you're going to hear them when they hail us
As they step ashore
There'll be one mighty roar
For forty-seven ginger-headed sailors!
An old maid down in Devon
Said my idea of heaven
Is forty-seven ginger-headed sailors!
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