Herring Our King

Song/Words: Trad. Music: Tom Walsh Jig: Tom Walsh

Of all the fish that roam the sea
The Herring alone a King shall be
So fill your cups yee fishers strong
And drink its health full deep and long.

Sing thugamar fein an samhrad linn
The storm tis oer and calm again.
And we have brought the summer in,
By holding chase with Herring our King.

I think with me you all agree
We to a King should thankful be.
He clothes us, feeds, pays the rent
And cheers up in time of lent.
Sing...

Oh, who would not a fisher be
And live a so wild and free.
Grim cares we leave upon the shore
To wait until our voyage is oer.
Sing...

Now once more harken unto me.
We to our King should thankful be.
So fill your cups yee fishers strong
And drink its health full, deep and long.
Sing...