Composed by Bill Meek. The hardship of a sailor heading out with family left behind.
TIME ASHORE IS OVER
Words and music by Bill Meek
I’m standing on the dockside wall
Chorus: Sailing on the evening tide
Waiting for the skipper’s call
Chorus: Time ashore, bright hours ashore. Time ashore is over
And Sally’s watching as I go
Tear-filled eyes, two kids in tow
But what of her when I’m Iceland bound?
Will she be true or gad around?
For I can’t recall when she was mine
For more than three days at a time
I’ll think of her when the nets go out
Me heart is sure but me head’s in doubt
For when you’re trapped on the northern sea
It’s a thousand miles of uncertainty
Better men that I have lost their all
Through following this cursed trawl