Lyrics

Pass the Mug

Maritime-themed Song

Music and Lyrics © 2003 Christie Dalby & Gina Dalby  

(Chorus)
So pass the mug around me boys,
Pass it ’round again.
Don’t be stingy, don’t be shy,
We’re drinkin’ to a friend. (DRINK!)
Pass the mug around me boys,
Shout and raise ’em high.
It’s always greater to have said,
BETTER HIM THAN I!

Now Jon he was a fine young lad,
We loved him like our own.
Said, “be careful son, where you go,
how far away you roam.
The ladies they will cheat ya boy,
With pretty words they lie.”
He strayed one night, never seen again,
BETTER HIM THAN I! (Chorus)

Now Davey was a strapping lad,
Brave and strong of will.
Said, “Be watchful boy of who you know,
The nicest ones can kill.
The crimps are all so crafty,
So mind your mug of rye.”
He didn’t heed and was shipped away,
BETTER HIM THAN I! (Chorus)

Now Dean he was a sailor true,
Had a smile for all his mates.
Said, “Be steady man where you sail.”
He always tempted the fates.
He took a dare to face a gale,
Heaved off with a laugh and a sigh,
Surrendered over to Davy Jones
BETTER HIM THAN I! (Chorus)

Gina’s plans they had all worked out,
The girls’ schemes were played,
And Christie’s traps had all been sprung,
They hadn’t been afraid.
The boys were gone, the girls were free,
To slip out on the sly.
With map and ship they sailed away,
Laughin’: BETTER HIM THAN I!

(Chorus, repeat last line.)

WHERE TO FIND IT

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Song Notes

Christie and Gina Dalby (aka The Dalby Twins) are founding members of Bounding Main.