|Kind friends and companions, come join me in rhyme,
Come lift up your glasses in chorus with mine,
Come drink and be merry, from grief we’ll refrain,
For we know not when we shall all meet again!
|So here’s a health to the company, & one to my lass,
We’ll drink & be merry all out of one glass;
We’ll drink & be merry, from grief we’ll refrain,
For we know not when we shall all meet again.
|Here’s a health to the fair lass that I love so well,
Her spirit and beauty, there’s none can excel,
She smiles on my countenance as she sits on my knee,
And there’s no one on earth who’s as happy as me.
|My ship lies in harbour and she’s ready to dock,
And I wish her safe landing without any shock,
And if I should leave you by land or by sea,
I will always remember your kindness to me.
Taken from Shanty Seattle