What can you see from the masthead? 
Spanish ships a - fishing 
What can you see from the masthead? 
A Portugee from Newfoundland

Rising up on the breaking wave 
Let it carry you over all the sea in the morning 
Weigh, hey, and up she rises, Sun is up, the bird's a-wing 
And we're sailing free and easy

What can you see from the masthead ? 
A trading ship for Galway 
What does he pay for the passage? 
A just reward for the pilot

Rising up on the breaking wave etc.

We'll stay at sea when the wind is keen and waves begin to billow 
We'll keep to the sea when the wind it fails And homeward bound we'll row

Where shall we go for a cargo? 
We'll run right down to Vigo 
And if the Bay shall make a storm 
We'll take a look in at Bordeaux

What spy you now form the masthead? 
An Algerine on the quarter 
What shall we do to greet him? 
Acquaint him with our ordnance