Take me up the Tyne in a little boat, little boat
Take me up the Tyne and I’ll show you where I lived once
Take me up the Tyne in a little boat, little boat
Come and meet the folks I knew

Take me out to sea in a little boat, little boat
Take me out to sea and I’ll show you where they’re fishin’
Take me out to sea in a little boat, little boat
Out upon the cold North Sea

Who wants to live in a noisy city?
Who wouldn’t want to be set free?
If you can’t get away, then more’s the pity
I’d have you along with me

Take me up the coast in a little boat, little boat
Take me up the coast and I’ll show you Holy Island
Take me up the coast in a little boat, little boat
See the rocks of Lindisfarne.

Ian Ground