Program Lyrics Grades 5-8

Home To Oyster Bay

 

We work all day and we’re singing a song, to pass the time away.

So turn the glass and call out the hour. It’s time we spend our pay.

So we stow our catch and lash the boats, then men, we’ll call it a day.

We work all day and we’re singing a song, then home to Oyster Bay.

 

The scent of land or a hearth and home, and nery a wife for me.

A Shanty man, I’m never alone. The sea is me wife, you see.

So we swab the decks and clear the rime, then men, we’ll call it a day.

We work all day and we’re singing a song, then home to Oyster Bay.

 

Well the sea was angry that day, my friend. Sound the bells as she rolls.

Stand the watch as she creaks and groans, crying and calling me home.

 

We play all night and we’re singing a song, with not much more to say.

So turn the glass and call it a night. It’s time we were under way.

So we’ll hoist the sails and trim the sheets, then cast our nets in the waves.

We work all day and we’re singing a song, then home to Oyster Bay.

 

We’ll work all day, we’ll be singing a song, tomorrow’s another day.