Oh, our schooner and our sloop in Ferryland they do lie
They are already rigged to be bound for the ice
All you lads of the Southern we will have you to beware
She is going to the ice in the Spring of the year

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

We have vittles for to last for more than two months at least
And plenty of good rum, boys, stowed away in our chests
Then we'll give her a rally for to praise all of our fancy
All the seals to be collected by the William and the Nancy

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

Our course be east-north-east for two days and two nights
The captain he cried out "Boys, look ahead for the ice!"
He hove her about standing in form the land,
And 'twas in a few hours we were firm in the jamb.

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

Oh our captain he cried out, "Come on boys and bear a hand!"
The cook he gets the breakfast and each man takes a dram.
With their bats in their hands it was earlye for to go,
Every man showed his action 'thout the missing of a blow

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

Some were killing some were scalping, some were hauling on board,
Some o them were firing and a-missing of their loads.
In the dusk of the evening its all hands in from the cold,
And we counted nine hundred fine scalps in the hold.

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

Oh, it's now we're along and our schooner she has sailed
The ice it has opened and to Ferryland we're bound
We all give her a rally, for the praise of all our fancy
All the seals that were collected by the William and the Nancy

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

We are now off Cape Spear and in sight of Cape Broyle
We will dance, sing, carouse, my boys, in just a little while.
We will soon enjoy the charms of our sweethearts and friends,
And it will not be long before we're comin' round the bend.

Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day


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    Song FactFerryland is a fishing village on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland settled as early as the 16th century.
    sjk136on August 10, 2015   Link

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