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Lower the Yawl Boat Down

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Lower the Yawl Boat Down

Lower the Yawl Boat Down

Seven old hookers come drivin' the bay
     Oh, lower the boat down,
And the lovely old Alice was leading the way,
      Lower the yawl boat down

We drove her so hard off Pemaquid Neck
The old man was thinkin' we'd broken her back,

There's only one thing that grieves me
It's my poor wife and baby,

We've blown her mains'l and torn her fore
But the dear old lady will sail no more,

This (foolish?) old woman from Buzzard's Bay,
She drove her to hell and left her to stay,

There's only one thing that grieves me,
That's my poor wife and baby,

The women are women and the men are men,
And the ships will sail when the women stay home,

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