When we are homeward bound

 

Verse 1

To Blackwall Docks I will bid adieu,
To charming Kate and lovely Sue,
Our anchor's weighed, our sail's unfurled,
We're about to plough the watery world -
That's when we are homeward bound.

Verse 2

And when we arrive in London Docks,
The pretty girls come down in flocks,
One to the other you hear them say -
Here comes Jack with his three year's pay.
"Here comes Jack with his three year's pay!"
That's when we are homeward bound.

Verse 3

When we get to the Dog and Bell,
They have very good liquors to sell,
In comes the landlord with a smile,
Saying - "Drink my lads, for it's worth your while."
That's when we are homeward bound.

Verse 4

But when our money's all gone and spent,
There's none to be borrowed, and none to be lent,
Then in comes the landlord with a frown,
Saying - "Get up Jack, and let John sit down."
That's when we are outward bound.