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 Post subject: One for Mick!!
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2017 13:43 
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SAILOR
Have you stood on a bridge at midnight
Not a bridge over a rippling stream
But the bridge of an old tramp steamer
Deep laden and broad of beam
Have you gazed out into the darkness
With rain blinding spray and sore eyes
Cursing the fate that brought you
To a race with so poor a prize

Have you sweated in a red hot galley
Over a stook of stew,
Cursing the seven bell dinner
And waiting for coffee to brew

Have you toiled deep down in the stoke hold
Deep 'neath the lubber line mark
Where the engines grind out their horse power
And the stokers spew in the dark

If you have, then you'll understand me
And the story I'm trying to tell
Of men who leave home love and comfort
For a modified form of hello

You think it's all plain sailing
On beautiful tropical seas
Basking on deck in the sunshine
And fanned by a gentle breeze

But no, they sweat to the sun in the tropics
And they freeze to the bone at the poles
Facing God's mighty comas
Hungry for human souls

So if tonight your window panes rattle
And you complain that you cannot sleep
Think of the life these men lead
Out on the raging deep.

For these are just poor mortals
Drifting in life's human stream
Who fight and win their battles
Nightmares to you, if you dream.

These are the men ordained by God
That the words of your prayer may come true
"Give us this day our daily bread"
And give the poor sailor his due.

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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
PostPosted: 20 Jan 2017 20:36 
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:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: ive heard of them men,,sw as told me about them..as well you know..do you know one about devonport dock yard..if you want to make one up and need help im the man to help you...


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
PostPosted: 21 Jan 2017 13:27 
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Good one Frenchie - a great one in fact! Not about the Grey Funnel Line either but the 'umble Merchant Marine bring you your daily bread - yep been there, done that and proud to say I have - all 27 years of it in various trades!

And ten in the Grey Funnel making it some 37 years (plus 6 months fishing, 18 months on ferries and several more on or around the water - just about qualifys me for Fiddlers Green when the time comes!)


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
PostPosted: 23 Jan 2017 20:35 
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and how about me,,rowing boats skeggy, ,wickstead park, alton park,,and so on.. no need to go on..


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
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mick faibrother wrote:
and how about me,,rowing boats skeggy, ,wickstead park, alton park,,and so on.. no need to go on..



But you do, unfortunately, why none of us know, not even you at a guess! :roll: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
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took you all those years to get your sea time in,,,, i did mine in nine years...


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
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mick faibrother wrote:
took you all those years to get your see time in,,,, i did mine in nine years...



Note type of time corrected - we need to be accurate about these things!

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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2017 20:24 
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its you who keep changing my words and making me out to be a poor speller..


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
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Always was a crap magician wasn't you? couldn't cast a decent spell for chips - in fact a poor speller :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: One for Mick!!
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im pretty good with a pack of cards..


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