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Веллерман (Wellerman) (English translation)

  • Artist: Cactus In A Scarf (Olga Klochneva (Ольга Кочнева))
  • Song: Веллерман (Wellerman)

Веллерман

Однажды корабль по морю плыл
И Билли о’Ти он имя носил
Штормило море за кормой,
Вы пойте, ребята, со мной!
 
(Припев:)
Веллеры нам за наш труд
И чай, и сахар, и ром пришлют
Сделаем дело, а там
Раздолье будет нам
 
И вот в один прекрасный миг
Корабль южный кит настиг
Тогда поклялся капитан,
Поймает он кита
 
Припев:
 
А южный кит, набравшись сил,
Своим хвостом корабль обвил
Кита задели гарпуном,
И он нырнул на дно
 
Припев:
 
А капитан кита-громаду
Хотел поймать не за награду –
Он китобоев кредо чтил,
И на буксир китом взят был
 
Припев:
 
За сорок или больше дней
Тащил корабль он всё сильней
Уж лодки все дне морском,
А киту всё нипочём
 
Припев:
 
Я слышал, битва всё кипит
Не порван трос, не отпущен кит!
От Веллеров сигнал дают:
Победы китобоев ждут
 
Припев: (2д)
 
Submitted by Ww WwWw Ww on 2022-12-05
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The Wellerman

There once was a ship sailed upon the sea
And it had a name, the Billy O' Tee
A stormy sea astern there be,
You, my mates sing out with me!
 
(Chorus:)
It's for us to labour on as Weller men
And so tea, and sugar, and rum they'll send
We'll get the job done, and then -
There'll be liberty for us
 
And so, in a majestic moment
The ship overtook the Right whale
It was then the captain vowed
He would catch that whale
 
Chorus:
 
So the Right whale, summoned its strength,
It shook the ship with its tail
The whale was struck with a harpoon
And he dove to the bottom
 
Chorus:
 
So the captain of that whaling ship
It wasn't the reward he wanted to catch -
It was to honour the creed of whaling men,
And so that whale was taken in tow
 
Chorus:
 
For forty days or more
He towed that ship with all its might
Well, the boats are all at the bottom of the sea,
But that whale, it couldn't care less
 
Chorus:
 
I've heard the battle is raging on
The line has not been broken; the whale has not been set free!
The call of the Weller men being sent out:
A victory the whaling men yet await
 
Chorus: (x2)
 
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Submitted by Ww WwWw Ww on 2022-12-05
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