September Showcase: September 28th.
 
I wrote this poem a long time ago, and cleaned it up a little for you.  It's referring to my old SCA Barony, which has a thing for bells.

 

Here We Go, Boys

(sung to the tune of the Mingulay Boat Song)


At the dock now is the vessel,

That will take me gently homeward;

‘Tis a beauty, bright and eager.

Soon we’ll sail on the northern seas.


Chorus:

Here we go, boys,

Let her go, boys;

Turn her head round to face the Pole Star;

Home is North, boys,

Let’s go forth, boys

‘Til we hear those welcome bells.


As we sail out to the ocean

And the south wind fills our sails out

Eyes look northward, ever seeking

Signs and sightings of our home.

Chorus

Through bright days and through cool evenings

As the miles race ‘neath our ship’s keel;

Still we journey, ever northward

By the light of the moon and sun.

Chorus

And now we anchor in safe harbor,

Where the ocean greets the river -

And our families throng the quay now;

Makes us welcome with song of bells.

Chorus