french shore lyrics – great big sea

french sh*r*

when i was a young man
just barely fourteen
craving adventure and lore
i boarded a clipper
me dad was a skipper
and sailed it along the french sh*r* yeah
we sailed all along the french sh*r*

what beautiful vessels
were sailin’ back then
all bound for the north labrador
and so for that reason
they came here that season
to sail all along the french sh*r* yeah
to sail all along the french sh*r*

on each ship a maiden was hired to cook
a beautiful girl to adore
so young and cavorting
all ready for courting
while sailing along the french sh*r* yeah
while sailing along the french sh*r*

me too young for courting i soon did decide
to spy on the lovers on sh*r*
i spied on a couple so loving and supple
while sailing along the french sh*r* yeah
while sailing along the french sh*r*
their actions peculiar appeared to me then
but now they’re not funny no more
they were huggin’ and kissin’
oh what i’d been missing
while sailing along the french sh*r* yeah
while sailing along the french sh*r*

that couple has children now married i know
you see they’re not young any more
still yet they don’t know
how i witnessed this show
that they played all along the french sh*r* yeah
they played all along the french sh*r*

that ends the story of my bonny days
wish that i could live them once more
and this much i know
i’d produce my own show
and i’d stage it along the french sh*r* yeah
while sailing along, sailing along, while sailing along, sailing along
while sailing along the french sh*r*

sailing along

while sailing along that sh*r*

/ great big sea lyrics