the shipping forecast

my phone battery lasts longer than your relationships

It begins with a brief refrain from an English Civil War tune Lillibullero, and goes on with the immortal words; Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Doggar…

The shipping forecast is the very best weather forecast the world has to offer.  But that’s not why I mention it here.

P1010716At times in a man’s life he cares about someone so much that falling out with them means he cannot think, eat, or sleep.  At those times he will be awake before the sparrows to hear Lillibullero and the shipping forecast on the wireless.  Then, if he has any sense, he knows she just isn’t worth it.  A real man  knows when it’s time to pick up his knapsack and move on.

Then we play, over the hills and far away.

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flagjack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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One response

  1. nothing wrong with that song 😉 and it often remains the same 🙂

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