© 2004 Gordon Bok
A rowing song
The January Men and Then Some
You can bail her all night, you can haul her all day
HARK NOW, HEED ME NOW
And damned if she'll give you a decent week's pay
OH HEED AND HARKEN TO ME
If Ronnie was here on the end of an oar
I'd show the old bat what a muckle* was for
I've run round old England, I've put into France
Wherever I've landed I got a fair chance
A China-man come to my old woman's door
He gave her a hake and it danced on the floor
O who will pull with ye when I am gone?
If ye pull like ye talk we could lift-her-along†
And who will sing with ye when I am gone?
If ye sing like ye pull we'll be here all night long!
†get the job done quickly
Hark Now is recorded on the album In Concert