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GUEST,doxy Lyr Req: Mollymauk / Mollymawk (Bob Watson) (55* d) Lyr Add: MOLLYMAWK (Bob Watson via Kimber's Men) 14 Jan 07


Hi Guys,
I'm trying to track down a variant of Mollymawk that I heard someone sing. I have found the version below, but I believe Bob Watson wrote several versions before this one. Anyone got any other words?


MOLLYMAWK
As recorded by Kimber's Men on "See You When the Sun Goes Down" (2010)

1. 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.

CHORUS: Won't you ride the wind and go, white sea bird;
Ride the wind and go, mollymawk,
Down upon the southern ocean sailing, down below Cape Horn.


2. Now the mollymawk glides 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

3. He's the ghost of a sailor, so I've heard say.
His body it 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

4. When I get 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. CHORUS TWICE


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