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Cornish catches

And other verses

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Author: Bernard Moore
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,399 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 233
Added to site: 2012.01.17 31199
Genre: Poetry

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Granfer sits in the winder an' looks acrost the bay;
Sure 'nuff he thinks a mort o' things tho' 'tis little he has to say. 'Tis time he came to his moorin's an' heaved his gear ashore, For the sea is a bit too chancy for a man gone eighty-four.

He've catched a plenty of wisdom in the net inside his head, An' often us be tellin' of the clever things he've said. They'm cleverer nor things you read in books an' papers too, Because he dosn' make 'em up, but awnly knaws they'm true.

He've good advice for sailor lads who musn't come to grief: "Don't try to shine you'm centrebit by cuts acrost the reef. Don't make you'm mainsail fast an' look for mermaids on the lew, An' don't take cider kegs aboard because they spile the view."

He've good advice for all the maids whom lookin' arter lads: "If you baint catchin' mackerel then be content with skads; An' if you've tried the seinin' an' the fishes won't be took, Just get a dacent bit o'



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