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Toe in the Water

by Pinniped

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There was a ship that put to sea, The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea The winds blew up, her bow dipped down, Oh blow, my bully boys, blow. Chorus: Soon may the Wellerman come And bring us sugar and tea and rum. One day, when the tonguing is done, We'll take our leave and go. She had not been two weeks from shore When down on her a right whale bore. The captain called all hands and swore He'd take that whale in tow. Before the boat had hit the water The whale's tail came up and caught her. All hands to the side harpooned and fought her When she dived down below. No line was cut, no whale was freed; The Captain's mind was not of greed, But he belonged to the whaleman's creed; She took the ship in tow. For forty days, or even more, The line went slack, then tight once more. All boats were lost (there were only four) But still the whale did go. As far as I've heard, the fight's still on; The line's not cut and the whale's not gone. The Wellerman makes his regular call To encourage the Captain, crew, and all.


Toe in the Water is Pinniped's demo album, recorded in late 2012.


released February 16, 2013

Recorded by Mark Iler of Greyhawk productions




Pinniped Olympia, Washington

Pinniped is
Erik Correia
Bill Kellington
Sarah Kellington

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