Sounds of Home – Storm

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Welcome to the February 23rd edition of Sounds of Home!

Windy Old Weather

As we were a-fishin’ off Haisborough light,
Shootin’ and haulin’ and trav’lin’ all night,

It was windy old weather, stormy old weather,
When the wind blows, we all pull together.

We sighted a herring, the king of the sea,
Says, “Now, old skipper, you cannot catch me.”

We sighted a mackerel with stripes on his back,
“Time now, old skipper, top shift your main tack.”

We sighted a conger as long as a mile,
“Winds blowing easterly,” he said with a smile.

We sighted a plaice that had spots on his side,
Says, “Now, old skipper, these seas you won’t ride.”

I think what these fishes are saying is right,
We’ll haul in our nets and we’ll make for the light.


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2 thoughts on “Sounds of Home – Storm

  • February 23, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Just wanted to add a comment to Pams story on party lines. When we listened in on someone’s conversation it was called “rubbering” This I remember from the 30s and 40s. Donna

    • February 25, 2021 at 11:29 am

      One blogger I found on the internet said that the term rubbering is from the term “rubbernecking.” If so, then a term for a kind of visual activity was modified to become a term for a kind of aural activity.

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