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Shipyard Slips (David Wilde) Cho: And I served me time with the iron men And I've known good times and work a-plenty But there's no work now in these troubled times And the shipyard slips they're lying empty From Belfast town I'm on me way On a ship that was built for the cruellest(?) trade I leave me friends and the land where I was born And I won't come back till me fortune is made Farewell me father, my mother fair Old age has laid its hand all on you You loved me well and you never fail It's leaving your side my heart will rue I promised to write when I settled down To ease your mind, God I know ye'll worry Think of the times when I return But don't count the days and time it will hurry I'll remember the mountains, the fresh north air I'll remember the girls with their friendly stare I will think of the city and the friends that I have there And I hope me love she will send me a smile I'm going away to look for work But I live for the day of my returning To a job at home and peace of mind For the Belfast people I'll always be yearning Recorded by the Fureys SKW OCT00Download the song in PDF format for printout etc.