Hook baiter
Fish catcher
Putter and
Coal Getter
Herring Girl
Soldier Boy
Landlady
Drinker
Bus driver
Rail way man
Lawyer and
Boot blacker
Shop keeper
School teacher
Slow coach and
Thinker

Haalin’ the lines
Haalin’ the lines
Haalin’ the lines
Fast against the Wind
And rain
Holding our world
Together
Lang Tamar
Jackie Ginger
Dick the Miller
Watson’s Willie
Black Hannah
Bela Flathat
Lang Jack and
Sailor
Minty and Peachy and
Droon the dog and
Bet’s Jimmy
Bet’s Geordie
Quay wall Jimmy
Pin and
Whaler

Twenty pairs of hands upon the oars
Pulling hard
Against the tide
Tryin’ to save a drowning man
Reaching arms over the side
Ev’ry day we fear what we don’t know
What will circumstance decide?
We all want to know how it will go
When we reach the other side

Haalin’ the lines
Haalin’ the lines
Haalin’ the lines
Fast against the Wind
And rain
Holding our world
Together

Haalin’ the lines
Haalin’ the lines
Haalin’ the lines

Holding our world
Together

Ian Ground