Mudcat Café message #2683064 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122362   Message #2683064
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-09 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Subject: Lyr. Add: Clear the Track Let the Bullgine Run
Lyr. Add: Clear the Track Let the Bullgine Run
Richard Runciman Terry, "The Shanty Book," 1921

1
Oh, the smartest clipper you can find
Ah ho Way-oh, are you most done.
Is the Marget Evans of the Blue Cross Line.
So clear the track, let the bullgine run.
Tibby Hey rig a jig in a jaunting car.
Ah ho Way-o, are you most done.
With Lizer Lee all on my knee.
So clear the track, let the bullgine run.
2
Oh the Marget Evans of the Blue Cross Line
She's never a day behind her time.
3
Oh the gels are walking on the pier
And I'll soon be home to you, my dear.
4
Oh when I come home across the sea,
It's Lizer you will marry me.
5
Oh shake her, wake her, before we're gone;
Oh fetch that gel with the blue dress on.
6
Oh I thought I heard the skipper say
"We'll keep the brig three points away."
7
Oh the smartest clipper you can find
Is the Marget Evans on the Blue Cross Line.

With music score.
Terry's note says the tune is a favorite in the Yankee Packets. He says he picked up the song from Blyth seamen.
The DT has a somewhat different version from Lomax.