Three Score And Ten


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And it’s three score and ten boys and men

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Were lost from Grimsby Town
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From Yarmouth down to Scarborough

Many hundreds more were drowned
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Their herring craft and trawlers

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Their fishing smacks as well

Alone they fight the bitter night

And battle with the swell


Verse 1

Me thinks I see a host of craft
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Spreading their sails alee

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As down the Humber they do steer

Bound for the great North Sea

Me thinks I see a wee small craft
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And crew with hearts so brave

They go to earn their daily bread

Upon the restless waves

Verse 2

Me thinks 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
And they’re safe on board alright
With their sails close reefed
Their decks washed clean
And their sidelights burning bright


Verse 3
October’s night brought such a sight
‘Twas never seen before
There were yards of masts and broken spars
Washed up upon the shore
There was many a heart of sorrow
There was many a heart so brave
There was many a true and noble lad
To find a watery grave