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Wellerman
The Longest Johns Lyrics


There once was a ship that put to sea
And the name of that ship was the Billy o' Tea
The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down
Blow, me bully boys, blow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

She had not been two weeks from shore
When down on her a right whale bore
The captain called all hands and swore
He'd take that whale in tow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

Before the boat had hit the water
The whale's tail came up and caught her
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
When she dived down below (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

No line was cut, no whale was freed
An' the captain's mind was not on greed
But he belonged to the Whaleman's creed
She took that ship in tow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

For forty days or even more (ooh)
The line went slack then tight once more
All boats were lost, there were only four
And still that whale did go

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

As far as I've heard, the fight's still on
The line's not cut, and the whale's not gone
The Wellerman makes his regular call
To encourage the captain, crew and all

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We'll take our leave and go

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Written by: Traditional

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The Longest Johns

Don’t forget to check back next week for the live stream on Weds and the release of the over 6000 singer strong Community Project on Friday!
https://youtu.be/RQ2HbYnlc3s

Jason Noguera

Cool

Marcus H

Get a medical fine ship and put the 6000 singers on it, and sing wellerman, (accurate to medieval time ships.)

Ryan Boonstra

1

Ryan Boonstra

Captain huk is sad

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Pixlriffs

Nobody had the heart to tell JD that a D20 isn't legal in regulation Snakes & Ladders.
Fantastic video lads! What a fun shoot this must've been.
And personally I'm imagining Anna singing her part just off-camera 😉

Freak

A minecraft Legend is here

Freak

Bruuhhh

Priyal Patel

Pix you should do a collab with zloy, joel duggan, xisuma ( idk he seemed the most british) and grian and mumbo and recreate this in minecraft

Man of Truth

Pirates don’t play by rules!

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