Time Ashore Is Over

Bill Meek, of Grimsby, wrote some fine songs, many of them with John Connelly (who wrote Fiddler’s Green). They played in several bands together.

Time Ashore Is Over

I'm standing on the dockside wall

Sailing on the evening tide
Waiting for the skipper's call

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