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Rolling Along

Rolling Along is a Longest Johns original, debuted on the May 12, 2021 livestream.

Lyrics

These lyrics are based on the version performed by the band on their May 12, 2021 livestream. Note that these lyrics may not be complete, as the band implied that they will add another verse.

It’s a long way to Shanghai through the vast China Sea
The topsails are full but we’re light on the breeze
With a good clip down channel, and the passage looks calm
And it’s naught like a clipper just rolling along

Rolling along, boys, rolling along
And it’s naught like a clipper just rolling along

'Tween the skeleton beach and the Cape of Good Hope
There’s sandbars and reefs, boys, and they’ll give you a grope
All you skippers so daring, don’t act too cock-sure
Or your boat may be scuppered and you’ll sail her no more

Sail her no more, boys, sail her no more
Or your boat may be scuppered and you’ll sail her no more

There’s pirates in waiting and storms to be tamed
The shoals all bear names of the boats that they claimed
But under our feet the warm waters that roll
Are blue as cut sapphires and shining like gold

Shining like gold, boys, shining like gold
As blue as cut sapphires and shining like gold

Now our cargo is loaded and we wait for the tide
I can bare see the vessels I race for the prize
In the docks back in London they wait for to see
The sails of our clipper and the first stalk of tea

The first stalk of tea, boys, first stalk of tea
The sails of our clipper and the first stalk of tea (x2)

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