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Great Big Sea lyrics : "Jack Hinks"

Ah, when Jack comes ashore
He's got money galore
And he's seldom cut short of a job

He can dress now as well
As any can tell
With a good silver watch in his fob


Poor Jack in his life
Was ne'er paired with a wife

Though sometimes with lasses he links
He's a seafaring sailmate
Can gambol a caper

Grog drinking hero, Jack Hinks
Oh, Jack Hinks


When inclined for to spend
He walks with a friend
And with pleasure he sits himself down

He tips off his glass
And he winks at the lass
And he smiles if she happens to frown


And like a ramblin' true blue
When the rent becomes due

On the table the money he clinks
He's a seafaring sailmate
Can gambol a caper

Grog drinking hero, Jack Hinks

Round home the other fall

We fell into a squall
Now the northermost head of Cape Freels
We were washed away

Without further delay
At the thought how my spirit it chills


We were bashed on the rocks
Like a hard hunted fox
Of death and destruction he thinks

He's a seafaring sailmate
Can gambol a caper
Grog drinking hero, Jack Hinks

Oh, Jack Hinks

Jack without fail

Was out in that same gale
Having drove across Bonavist Bay
Oh Neptune did sail

As he handed all sail
And he had his two spars cut away


Oh, but Providence kind so eases the wind
And on sailors so constantly thinks
He saved

That seafaring sailmate
Can gambol a caper


That seafaring sailmate
Can gambol a caper
That seafaring sailmate

Can gambol a caper
Grog drinking hero, Jack Hinks

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