Fiddler's Green

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Traditional. An analogy to heaven for the sailors.

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As I walked by the dockside one evening so fair,
To view the salt waters and take the salt air,
I spied an old fisherman singing this song,
'Oh take me away boys, me time is not long'.

(CHORUS) Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper,
No more on the docks I'll be seen.
Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip, mates,
I'll see you some day in Fiddler's Green.

Now Fiddler's Green is a place I've heard tell,
where the sailors go if they don't go to hell.
Where the skies are all clear and the dolphins do play,
and the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away. (CHORUS)

Where the skies are all clear and there's never a gale,
The fish jump on board with one swish of their tail.
Where you lie at your leisure, there's no work to do,
The skipper's below making tea for the crew. (CHORUS)

N0w when we are docked and the long trip is through,
There's pubs and there's clubs and there's laddies there, too.
Where the boys are all pretty and the beer is all free,
There's bottles of rum growing from every tree. (CHORUS)

Now I don't want a harp nor a ­halo, not me,
Give me a breeze on a good rolling sea.
I'll play me old banjo as we sail along,
With the wind in the rigging a-singin this­ song.

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from Live Bait, released November 13, 2015

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SaltyPaws Green Cove Springs, Florida

When you think of wandering minstrels, do you ever think they might live on a boat? SaltyPaws is a sailing acoustic duo, living aboard their catamaran, sailing and singing the Atlantic eastern seaboard. You'll hear guitar and 5 string banjo, spiced with harmonica and concertina. Wherever the boat is in port, you'll find Bentley and Jim joining a jam, at an open mic, or busking a street corner. ... more

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