Ribbon Road lyrics


Here's The Tender Coming

Here’s the tender coming pressing all the men
O dear hinny, what shall we do then
Here’s the tender coming off at Shields bar
Here’s the tender coming full of men of war

Here’s the tender coming pressing up my dear
O dear hinny, take you away from here
They will ship you foreign, that is what it means
Here’s the tender coming full of red marines

Here’s the tender coming pressing all the men
O dear hinny, what shall we do then
Here’s the tender coming off at Shields bar
Here’s the tender coming full of men of war

So hide, me canny Geordie, hide theeself away
Hide thee ‘til the frigate makes for Druridge Bay
Here’s the tender coming off at Shields bar
Here’s the tender coming full of men of war

Ane if they take you, Geordie, who’s to win our bread
Me and little Jackie better off be dead
Here’s the tender coming off at Shields bar
Here’s the tender coming full of men of war
Here’s the tender coming pressing up my dear
O dear hinny, take you away from here
They will ship you foreign, that is what it means
Here’s the tender coming full of red marines

© Trad.Arr. Geoff Heslop (Ribbon Road Music)

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