William Bligh (Paul O’Brien)

 

Our captain is a clever chap, easy easy

He put Dublin on the map

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

From the Half Moon to the lighthouse tall, easy easy

He helped us build the great South Wall

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

 

Now captain tell us of your fate, easy easy

When you had that Christian mate

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

When you went to look for food for slaves, easy easy

But your men fell in love with island ways

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

 

They cast us off in an open boat, easy easy

So full of men she could hardly float

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

Nigh 50 days we rode the waves, easy easy

And cursed the breadfruit cursed the slaves

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

 

Just when we could sail no more, easy easy

We set foot on Timor’s shore

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

When to London we returned, easy easy

They sent a ship to chase the scum

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

 

Pandora chased the villains down, easy easy

And some were drowned and some were hung

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

Now many a sailor spits and sighs, easy easy

When he hears the name of William Bligh

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

 

France and Holland joined at sea

Easy easy

To try and set the Irish free

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down

We beat the Dutch at Camperdown

Easy easy

Took their flag and watched them drown

And the waves went up and down

And the waves went up and down