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Music of the Waters.             109
The following, " Weel may the Keel Row, that gets the Bairns their Breed," is another old version of the Keel Row:—
" Weel may the keel row, the keel row, the keel row, Weel may the keel row, And better may she speed ;
Weel may the keel row, the keel row, the keel row, Weel may the keel row, That gets the bairns their breed.''
1.  " We tuik wor keel up te the dyke,
Up te the dyke, up te the dyke, We tuik wor keel up te the dyke, An' there we gat her load ; Then sailed away doon te Shields, Doon te Shields, doon te Shields, Then sailed away doon te Shields, And shipped wor coals aboard.
Singin'—Weel may the keel, &c.
2.  " Then we rowed away up te the fest,
Up te the fest, up te the fest,







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