Kōrero: Irish

‘Song of the Lady Jocelyn’ (2 o 2)

‘Song of the Lady Jocelyn’

The song continues:

The jolly captains lovely pair. All language fails to laud
We wish them luck where’er they go. Fair Ethel and sweet Maud
Nor shall the Canon’s group of six. In memory lack a place
Martha the fair and Fanny rare. Loo Kathleen. Flo. & Grace

Chorus

But who shall paint the widow’s charms. Dame nature’s brightest gem
Fisher and Hudson share her smile. We leave the task to them
But who claims more unselfish love. By far than all the rest
Timpie the small the pet of all. The youngest and the best

Chorus

One lady yet remains to praise. You know her name I guess
And tho’ she is a little fast. We love her none the less
Her name is Lady Jocelyn boys. Her Captains honest pride
What e’er she sees she licks with ease. Which cannot be denied

Blow ye winds etc

Three cheers for Lady Jocelyn boys. Long may she sail the seas
Long may her gallant ensign float. Right proudly in the breeze
And three for captain Jenkin boys. A Wreck-less sailor he
Where’er he goes whate’er wind blows. Be his prosperity

Chorus

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration after 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/43/song-of-the-lady-jocelyn (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015