… for the youngest section in Sea Scout Groups.

Barges

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges’ flickering light
Silently flows the river to the sea
And the barges, too, go silently

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Out of my window looking in the night
I can see the barges’ flickering light
Starboard shines green and port is glowing red
I can see them signaling far ahead

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Away from my window looking in the night
I will watch till they are out of sight
Carrying their cargoes far across the sea
How I wish that some day they’d take me

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

How my heart wants to fly away with you
As I watch you sail the ocean blue
But I must stay beside my window clear
As I watch you sail away from here

Barges, I would like to go with you
I would like to sail the ocean blue
Barges, have you treasure in your hold?
Do you fight with pirates brave and bold?

Blow the Man Down

Come all ya young fellers that follow the sea
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
Now just pay attention and listen to me
Give me some time to blow the man down

Aboard the Black Baller I first served my time
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
But on the Black Baller I wasted my time
Give me some time to blow the man down

We’d tinker and tailors and sailors and all
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
That sailed for good seamen aboard the
Black Ball Give me some time to blow the man down

‘Tis larboard and starboard, on deck you will crawl
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
When kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball
Give me some time to blow the man down

Now when the Black Baller’s preparin’ for sea
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
You’d bust your sides laughin’ at sights that you see
Give me some time to blow the man down

But when the Black Baller is clear of the land
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
Old kicking Jack Williams gives ev’ry command
Give me some time to blow the man down

Blow the Wind Southerly

Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly
Blow the wind south o’er the bonny blue sea
Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly
Blow, bonny breeze, my lover to me

They told me last night there were ships in the offing
And I hurried down to the deep rolling sea
But my eye could not see it wherever might be it
The bark that is bearing my lover to me

Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly
Blow, bonny breeze o’er the bonny blue sea
Blow the wind southerly, southerly, southerly
Blow, bonny breeze, and bring him to me

Is it not sweet to hear the breeze singing
As lightly it comes o’er the deep rolling sea
But sweeter and dearer by far when ‘tis bringing
The bark of my true love in safety to me

Boston Come-All-Ye (Fish of the Sea)


Come all ye young sailor men, listen to me
I’ll sing you a song of the fish of the sea

Then blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We’re bound to the south’ard so steady she goes

Oh, first come the whale, the biggest of all
He clumb up a loft and let ev’ry sail fall

Then blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We’re bound to the south’ard so steady she goes

And next came the mack’rel with his striped back
He hauled aft the sheets and boarded each tack

Then blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We’re bound to the south’ard so steady she goes

Then come the porpoise with his short snout
He went to the wheel, calling, “Ready, about.”

Then blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We’re bound to the south’ard so steady she goes

Then come the smelt, the smallest of all
He jumped to the poop, and sung out, “Topsail haul!”

Then blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We’re bound to the south’ard so steady she goes

The herring come saying, “I’m king of the seas
If you want any wind, why I’ll blow you a breeze.”

Then blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow
We’re bound to the south’ard so steady she goes

Have You Ever Been a-Fishing

Have you ever been a fishing

Turkey in the Straw
Have you ever been a-fishing on a bright and sunny day
With all the little fishies swimming in and out the bay
With their hands in their pockets
And their pockets in their pants
All the little fishies do the fishy-wishy dance

Singing la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la,
With their hands in their pockets
And their pockets in their pants
All the little fishies do the fishy-wishy dance.

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Here Is the Sea

Here is the sea, the wavy sea,
Here is the boat, and here is me.
And all the fishes, way down below,
Wiggle their tails, and away, they, go.

Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a hole, there’s a hole
There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a log, there’s a log
There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a knot, there’s a knot
There’s a knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a frog, there’s a frog
There’s a frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a wart, there’s a wart
There’s a wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a hair, there’s a hair
There’s a hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a tick, there’s a tick
There’s a tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a flea, there’s a flea
There’s a flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a spot on the flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a spot on the flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a spot, there’s a spot
There’s a spot on the flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a germ on the spot on the flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a germ on the spot on the flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea
There’s a germ, there’s a germ
There’s a germ on the spot on the flea on the tick on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot in the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea