Off To Sea
The Longest Johns Lyrics


When first I landed in Liverpool I went upon the spree.
With money at last, I spent it fast. I got drunk as drunk could be.
But when my money was all gone it was then that I wanted more.
But a man must be blind to make up his mind to go to sea once more.
Once more, once more. Go to sea once more.
But a man must be blind to make up his mind to go to sea once more.
And as I walked down London road I met with a Rapper Brown
I asked him if he'd take me in and he looked at me with a frown.
He said, "Last time you was paid off, to me you chucked no score."
"But I'll give you a chance and I'll take
Your advance and I'll send you to sea once more."
Once more, once more. Go to sea once more.
But I'll give you a chance and I'll take
Your advance and I'll send you to sea once more.
I shipped onboard of a whaling
Barque. We were bound for the Greenland seas.
Where cold winds blow through frost
And snow, why Jamaica rum would freeze.
And worst to bear,
I'd no hard weather gear as I'd spent all my money ashore.
It was then that I wished that I waa dead and could go to sea no more.
No more, no more. Go to sea no more.
It was then that I wished that I waa dead and could go to sea no more.
Sometimes we're catching whales,
Me lads. Sometimes we're catching none.
With a twenty-foot oar stuck in your paw from 4 o'clock in the morn.
And as the shades of night roll on and you rest on your weary oar.
It was then that I wished that I was dead and could go to sea no more.
No more, no more. Go to sea no more.
T was then that I wished that I was dead and could go to sea no more.
So come all of you hard weather-sailing lads who listen to my song.
When you get back from those long trips I'd have you not go wrong.
Take my advice.
Drink no strong drink, don't you knock on that brothel door.
But get married instead and spend
All night in bed and go to sea no more.
No more, no more. Go to sea no more.
But get married instead and spend
All night in bed and go to sea no more.
No more, no more. Go to sea no more.
But get married instead and spend
All night in bed and go to sea no more.

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