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Score of A-Caving

First published in 1954. I have changed the lyrics slightly from "Now mark well what I say" to "Mark well what I do say" to make that line scan better and to match the original sea shanty.


On Mendip was a caving crew,
Mark well what I do say.
On Mendip was a caving crew,
The toughest lads I ever knew,
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

CHORUS:
A-Caving, A-Caving,
Since caving's been my ru-i-n,
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

We met on the edge of the hole that night,
Mark well what I do say.
We met on the edge of the hole that night,
But the bloomin' crew they had no light.
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

CHORUS.

Their ropes were frail, their rungs were thin,
Mark well what I do say.
Their ropes were frail, their rungs were thin,
You got part down and fell right in,
But the bloomin' crew they had no light.
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

CHORUS.

You climbed halfway and got quite hot,
Mark well what I do say.
You climbed halfway and got quite hot,
For then you knew they'd a granny knot,
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

CHORUS.

They propped a cave that wasn't safe,
Mark well what I do say.
They propped a cave that wasn't safe,
And put their hope in love and faith,
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

CHORUS.

There came a day when they kicked that prop,
Mark well what I do say.
There came a day when they kicked that prop,
And down came the roof and killed the lot,
I'll go no more a-caving,
With that cave crew.

CHORUS.



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