Leggin' Boats

Whalley/Traditional

© Legless Productions/Bridge Music 1974
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Oh the bargees they are strong leggin’ boats leggin’ boats
Oh the bargees they are strong  and the hours they work are long
But too soon they will be gone leggin’ boats leggin’ boats.

Nineteen minutes aye plus five leggin’ boats leggin’ boats
Nineteen minutes aye plus five the nine locks for to drive
Then at the end they do arrive leggin’ boats leggin’ boats.

21 tons they do take leggin’ boats leggin’ boats
21 tons they do take and deliver to the gate
Aye and not a minute late leggin’ boats leggin’ boats.

Now the horses took the strain leggin’ boats leggin’ boats
Now the horses took the strain but they’ll ne’re be seen again
No more horses no more mane leggin’ boats leggin boats.

Now the bargees they are gone leggin’ boats leggin’ boats
Oh the bargees they are gone but their memory lingers on
For the hours they worked were long leggin’ boats leggin’ boats.

Song written and performed by “Giggetty” from the 1974 vinyl album “Dawn to Dusk in the Black Country” now digitally re- mastered and available from www.giggetty.co.uk. Thanks go to Brian Langtry for providing the lyrics, chords and sound file.

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dawn to dusk