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GUEST,Doxy Lyr Req: Mollymauk / Mollymawk (Bob Watson) (55* d) RE: Song Help: Southern Ocean 14 Jan 07


Hi All,
I have been trying to track down a version of Bob watson's Mollymawk that I heard. So far I have come up with this, which is nice, but is not the variant I' remember. I know he ran through a couple of other versions first before coming up with this one.
Was I just tipsy (I'm a nice girl I don't EVER get drunk) & remember a version that didn't happen?

Does anyone out there have any other versions or variants?.

Mollymawk

Now the southern ocean is a lonely place
The storms are many and the shelters scarce.
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn
Over troubled waters under restless skies
You'll see those Mollymawks rise and dive
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn

Won't you ride the wind and go white sea bird
Won't you ride the wind and go Mollymawk
Down upon the southern ocean sailing
Down below Cape Horn
Down upon the southern ocean sailing
Down below Cape Horn

Now the mollymawk glide on the great white wings
And Lord what a lonesome song he sings
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn
He's got no compass and he's got no gear
There's nobody knows where the mollymawk steers
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn

chorus

He's the ghost of a sailor so I've heard say
His body sank and his soul flew away
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn
He's got no haven and he's got no home
Bound evermore to wheel and roam
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn

Chorus

When I gets too old and can sail no more
Set me adrift far away from shore
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn
You can cut me loose you can set me free
I'll keep that big bird company
Down upon the Southern Ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn
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