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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-09 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Subject: Lyr. Add: Margaret Evans
Lyr. Add: Margaret Evans
Augmented version, in Wikipedia

1
Oh the smartest clipper you can find
A ho way ho are you 'most done
Is the Margaret Evans of the Blue Cross Line
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
2
To me hey rig-a-jig in a low-backed car
A ho way ho are you 'most done
With Liza Lee all on my knee
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
3
O the Margaret Evans of the Blue Cross Line
A ho way ho are you 'most done
She's never a day behind her time
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
4
O we're outward bound for New York Town
A ho way ho are you 'most done
Them bowery gals we'll waltz around
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
5
When we've stowed our freight at the West Street Pier
A ho way ho are you 'most done
It's home to Liverpool then we'll steer
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
6
Oh them Bowery gals will give us fun
A ho way ho, are you 'most done
Chatham Street dives is home from home
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
7
When we all get back to Liverpool town
A ho way ho are you 'most done
I'll stand you whiskies all around
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
8
O heave a pawl O bear a hand
A ho way ho are you 'most done
Just one more pull and make her stand
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
9
Oh Liza Lee will you be mine
A ho way ho are you 'most done
I'll dress you up in silk so fine
So clear the track let the bullgine run.
10
To me hey rig-a-jig in a low-backed car
A ho way ho are you 'most done
With Liza Lee all on my knee
So clear the track let the bulgine run.

In this and the preceding song, it is obvious that 'clear the track let the bullgine run' has become a saying, roughly, 'Let's get the show on the road.'