From Bristol Harbour we set sail
When blowin' it was a devil of gale
With the ring-tail set all avast the mizzen peak
And the rule britannia plowin' up the deep
With a Bristol Ho! Tow row row
Foll dee roll dee rye dolly day
We've seven songs to sing for the main event, which also shows off the talents of some of our local choirmasters as they've either written or arranged them. Seeing we'll be harbourside it's most appropriate one of them's a local sea shanty. The first verse and chorus are shown above as is a view of The Matthew - a replica of Cabot's ship which sailed to America - and the harbour quite close to where we'll be singing. It's impossible not to sing this shanty without suddenly finding yourself singing with a Bristol accent and a massive smile on your face!
Pray it doesn't rain and I hope to see you there tomorrow :)