Little Fishes


Lyrics from `Shipshape & Bristol Fashion' Sea Songs by Erik Ilott

I'm singing this song to the one I love best,
And her picture is tattooed all over my chest.

Hay ho little fishes, don't cry, don't cry.
Hay ho little fishes, don't cry, don't cry.


I've a picture of her mother also on my back,
And on my stomach flies the Union Jack

There are fish in the sea there's no doubt about it,
Just as fine as the ones that ever came out of it.

Little fish when he's caught he fights like a bull whale,
That thrashes the water with his mighty tail.

The ship's underway and the weather is fine.
The skipper's down aft hanging out other lines.

The crew are asleep and the ocean's at rest,
And I'm singing this song to the one I love best.


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