Traditional Sea Shanties & Sea Songs
Fire Down Below

A Collection of lyrics for traditional Sea Shanties & Songs of the Sea.

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Fire Down Below

There is fire in the lower hold,
There's fire down below,
Fire in the main well,
The captain didn't know.

There is fire in the forepeak,
Fire in the main,
Fire in the windlass,
Fire in the chain.

2. There is fire in the foretop,
Fire down below,
Fire in the chain-plates,
The bosun didn't know.

3. There is fire up aloft,
There is fire down below
Fire in the galley,
The cook he didn't know.

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