Rolling Up, Rolling Down
Capstan Shanty
Jack Forbes


SHANTY SINGERS AND BALLADEERS

We're singing this in ?

(Chorus)
Rolling up. Rolling down.
We'll all get drunk in Tilbury town
Twenty four hours to turn around.
And go rolling down the river.

When first I saw a TEU.
     Rolling up, rolling down
I wondered where they stowed the crew
     To go rolling down the river. (Chorus)

Well cargo comes in TEUs.
     Rolling up, rolling down
A 20 foot box, boys, filled with booze.
     To go rolling down the river. (Chorus)

There's a Tilbury girl called Kettle Jane.
     Rolling up, rolling down
First on the boil then off again.
     And go rolling down the river. (Chorus)

She's got a mate called Teapot Anne.
     Rolling up, rolling down
She gets well brewed. She likes a man.
     To go rolling down the river. (Chorus)

Tilbury girls go round in pairs,
     Rolling up, rolling down
You won't catch them unawares.
     To go rolling down the river. (Chorus)

Down on the dock-gates where the work is done,
     Rolling up, rolling down
You can pick 'em up, one by one.
     To go rolling down the river. (Chorus)

Well, we're the boys to see her through.
     Rolling up, rolling down
So to hell the Channel and the TEU.
     Let's roll on down the river.
 


TEU:  20-foot equivalent unit is the international standard measure of containers.
www.poal.co.nz/glossary/glossary.htm