Whip Jamboree


As sung by Danny Spooner, Bold Reilly Gone Away, 2009


Well now me lads be of good cheer
For the Irish Coast it do draw near
And soon we'll sight the old Cape Clear
Oh Jinny get your ring-tail warm

Whip jamboree whip jamboree
Oh you pig-tailed sailors shove it up behind
Whip jamboree whip jamboree
Jinny get your ring-tail warm


Oh soon we'll see old Holyhead
No more salt beef no more salt bread
I catch my Jinny and off to bed
Oh Jinny get your ring-tail warm

And now the bar-ship is in sight
We're picking up the old Rock Light
And I will clean the flue tonight
Oh Jinny get your ring-tail warm

Oh soon we'll be hauling up the Dock
And them Liverpool tarts to the pier will flock
And I'll see my Jinny in her new yellow frock
Oh Jinny get your ring-tail warm

But when we've had two weeks ashore
We must pack our gear for sea once more
And I'll bid farewell to my Liverpool whore
Oh Jinny keep your ring-tail warm


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