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Three Fishers

(Singer/Guitarist: Nathan Rogers, Arrangement: Garnet Rogers, Lyrics: Charles Kingsley (1858, England))
Three fishers went sailing out into the west
Out into the west as the sun went down.
Each thought on the woman that loved him the best
And the children stood watching them out of the town.

For men must work and women must weep
For there’s little to earn and many to keep
And the harbour bar be moanin’.

Three wives sat up in the lighthouse tower
And they looked at the squall and they looked at the shower
And the night rack came rollin’ in, ragged and brown.

For men must work and women must weep
For there’s little to earn and many to keep
And the harbour bar be moanin’.

Three corpses lay out on the shining sand
In the morning gleam as the tide went down
And the women were weeping and wringing their hands
For those who would never come back to their town.

Men must work and women must weep
And the sooner it’s over the sooner to sleep
And goodbye to the bar and its moanin’.