Lyrics

When first I landed in Liverpool
I went upon a spree
Me money alas I spent it fast
Got drunk as drunk could be
And when that me money was all gone
'Twas then I wanted more
But a man must be blind to make up his mind
To go to sea once more

Once more, boys, once more
Go to sea once more
But a man must be blind to make up his mind
To go to sea once more

I spent the night with Angeline
Too drunk to roll in bed
Me watch was new and me money too
In the morning with them she fled
And as I walked the streets about
The whores they all did roar
There goes Jack Spratt, the poor sailorlad
He must go to sea once more

Once more, boys, once more
Go to sea once more
There goes Jack Spratt, the poor sailorlad
He must go to sea once more

And as I walked the streets about
I met with the Rapper Brown
I asked him for to take me on
And he looked at me with a frown
He said last time you was paid off
With me you could no score
But I'll give you a chance and I'll take your advance
And I'll send you to see once more

Once more, boys, once more
Send you to sea once more
I'll give you a chance and I'll take your advance
And I'll send you to see once more

He shipped me on board of a whaling ship
Bound for the arctic seas
Where the cold winds blow through the frost and snow
And Jamaica rum would freeze
But worse to bear, I'd no hard weather gear
For I'd spent all money on shore
'Twas then that I wished that I was dead
And could go to sea no more

No more, boys, no more
Go to sea no more
'Twas then that I wished that I was dead
And could go to sea no more

So come all you bold sea faring men
Who listen to me song
When you come off them long trips
I'll have you not go wrong
Take my advice, drink no strong drink
Don't go sleeping with them whores
Get married instead and spend all night in bed
And go to sea no more

No more, boys, no more
Go to sea no more
Get married instead and spend all night in bed
And go to sea no more

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