Three Score And Ten

Recorded by the The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem on "Sing of the Sea"
Suggested Key=D

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And it's three score and ten Boys and men were lost from Grimsby town

    
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From Yarmouth down to Scarborough many hundreds more were drowned

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Our herring craft, our trawlers Our fishing smacks, as well

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They long did fight that bitter night

          
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The battle with the swell

Methinks I see a host of craft Spreading their sails alee
Down the Humber they do glide All bound for the Northern Sea

Me thinks I see on each small craft A crew with hearts so brave

Going out to earn their daily bread

Upon the restless wave

Methinks I see them yet again As they leave this land behind
Casting their nets into the sea The herring shoals to find

Me thinks I see them yet again They're all on board all right

With their nets rolled up and their decks cleaned off

And the side lights burning bright

Me thinks I've heard the captain say Me lads we'll shorten sail
With the sky to all appearances Looks like an approaching gale

Me thinks I see them yet again Midnight hour is past

The little craft abattling there

Against the icy blast

October's night brought such a sight Twas never seen before
There were mast and yards and broken spars A washing on the shore

There were many a heart in sorrow Many a heart so brave

There were many a fine and hearty lad

That met a watery grave



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