When the nights are dark and stormy
And the bitter north wind blows
‘Cross the fields from Shire Hampton
Where the muddy Avon flows
Where the Pillites gaily ride
Over on the ferry from the other side
The boat starts swingin’ you’ll hear them singin’
Float in on the tide!


Pill, Pill, I love thee still
Even though I’m leavin’
Pill, Pill, I love thee still
When the ferry boat starts heavin’
When the rain down pours, the thunder roars
The lightnin’ flashes bright
I’d be better be far, in the Duke or the Star
Than on the Old Pill Ferry tonight

Take me where it's warm and cosy
Down there with those happy boys
Where the cheeks are red and rosy
Cobblers, hobblers, hobbledehoys
When the stinging winter sleet
Creeps along the riverside and chills your feet
For miles around, you'll 'ear this sound
Comin' down Pill Street


Oh the seven seas I’ve wandered
Back to Pill I shall return
When the hard earned cash is squandered
For the village lads I yearn
Captain, Captain, carry me
Steamer of the channel past Portbury
Head ‘er south, through Avonmouth
Happy I shall be


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