Paroles et musique traditionnelles

Now me lads be of good Cheer

For the Irish coasts will soon draw near

In a few days more, we’ll sight cape clear.

Oooh Jenny keep your ring tail warm!

 

Chorus

Whip jamboree, whip jamboree,

Oooh you ring-tailed black man,

Sheet it up behind,

Whip jamboree, whip jamboree,

Oh Jenny keep your ring tail warm!

 

Chorus

 

Now me lads we're off Holyhead

There's no more casts of the gipsy lead.

I'll soon we’ll be in your lovely feather bed,

Oooh Jenny keep your ring tail warm!

 

Chorus

 

Now the Barship is in sight,

An' soon we'll be off the old Rock Light,

An' I will clean your flue tonight.

Oooh! Jenny keep your ring tail warm!

 

Chorus

 

Now we're hauling through the dock,

Were all the pretty young girls to the pierhead flock,

An' there's my Jenny in a new pink frock,

Oooh! Jenny keep your ring tail warm

 

Chorus

 

Now we're tied up to the pier,

It's down below to pack me musty gear,

I'll soon be kissing you me dear,

Oooh! Jenny keep your ring tail warm!

 

Chorus

 

But now I've been two weeks ashore,

I'll pack me bags an' I'll go to sea once more,

An' I'll bid goodbye to me Liverpool whore!

Oooh! Jenny keep your ring tail warm!

 

Chorus