Swell Me Net Full
Bob Roberts collected this off the East coast of England.?It was used for rowing or net-hauling.?
牋牋牋牋牋?Sung here by the January Men and Then Some?
Gordon ?nylon 6-string guitar?
Out on the ocean, dreary and cold
I live the life of a fisherman bold, so:
牋牋牋牋牋?Swell me net full, swell me net full
牋牋牋牋牋?Mackerel for Monday, swell me net full.牋牋牋
Wind from the Southward, wind from the West,
Plenty of fishes will come to your net, so:
牋牋牋牋牋?-Seatrout for Tuesday -
Wind from the Northward, wind from the East,
Many a haul but never a feast.
牋牋牋牋牋?-We'll fish for Wednesday ?
God is our master, the weather He willed,
And it's with herring our bellies are filled.
牋牋牋牋牋?-Herring for Thursday ?/p>
Stay in the harbor, look over the foam,
For Friday's the day that the Devil doth own.
牋牋牋牋牋?-Nothing for Friday ?/p>
Stand to your nets with needle and twice,
Whether the weather be stormy or fine.
牋牋牋牋牋?-Sand dabs* for Saturday ?/p>
When I do die and the life in me fails,
Build me a tombstone of herring back-scales.
牋牋牋牋牋?-Sole is for Sunday ?/p>
* Any of number of small bottom-dwelling flatfish
Swell Me Net Full is recorded on the album Gatherings