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The Songs He Sang

Fire Down Below: Lyrics

As performed by Cisco Houston

Traditional

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There is fire in the lower hole
There's fire down below
Fire in the main well
The Captain didn't know

Chorus:

Fire, fire, fire down below
Fetch a bucket of water, girls
There's fire down below

There is fire in the forepeak
There's fire in the main
Fire in the windlass
And fire in the chain

Chorus

There is fire in the foretop
There's fire down below
Fire in the chain plate
The bos'un didn't know

Chorus

There is fire up aloft
And there is fire down below
Fire in the galley
And the cook he didn't know

Chorus

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