61 - Pay Me My Money Down

Words by Traditional
Tune by Traditional

I thought I heard our captain say
Pay me my money down
Tomorrow is our sailing day
Pay me my money down

Pay me, Oh pay me
Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Soon as the boat was clear of the bar
He knocked me down with the end of a spar

I wish I was Mr Howard’s son
Sit in the house and drink good rum

I wish I was Mr Steven’s son
Sit on the bank and watch the work done