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Tonights the Night for Drinking

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Tonight's the Night for Drinking

Tonight's the Night for Drinking

Northerly bobbing up and down along with all the others
Half of them have cousins in the town and the other half are brothers
     And tonight, tonight they're all ashore, when they've had enough to drink
     They'll drink some more and that's what the old town's for
     Tonight's the night for drinking

Southerly and it's blowing up a gale from Portsmouth down to Dover
There they are all supping up the ale until the storm is over

Easterly and it's anybody's guess and a few of them are out there hauling
But most of them, they take a little rest when they hear Lord Nelson calling

Westerly and nothing but the sound of a thousand seagulls screaming
It's thirsty work that bobbing up and down so it's homeward bound they're

steaming
     And tonight, tonight they're all ashore, when they've had enough to drink
     They'll drink some more
     Who ever said Lord Nelson's dead?
     Tonight's the night for drinking!

Recorded by Steeleye Span
GK
                                                 apr96
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