Wellerman Lyrics Song by Nathan Evans

Wellerman Lyrics song became popular again in 2021 after a Scottish postman named Nathan Evans posted a video of himself singing it on TikTok. His video went viral, and soon other people were posting their own videos of themselves singing “Wellerman.” The song also reached number one on the charts in several countries.

“Wellerman” is a sea shanty that originated in New Zealand in the early 19th century. It tells the story of a whaling ship called the Wellerman, which was hunting for whales in the Southern Ocean. The song is sung in a call-and-response format, with the soloist singing the verses and the rest of the crew joining in for the chorus.

Wellerman Lyrics 

There once was a ship that put to sea
The name of the ship was the Billy O’ Tea
The winds blew up, her bow dipped down
Oh blow, my bully boys, blow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

She’d not been two weeks from shore
When down on her a right whale bore
The captain called all hands and swore
He’d take that whale in tow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

Da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

Before the boat had hit the water
The whale’s tail came up and caught her
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
When she dived down low (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

No line was cut, no whale was freed
The captain’s mind was not of greed
And he belonged to the Whaleman’s creed
She took that ship in tow (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

Da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

For forty days or even more
The line went slack then tight once more
All boats were lost, there were only four
But still that whale did go (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

As far as I’ve heard, the fight’s still on
The line’s not cut, and the whale’s not gone
The Wellerman makes his regular call
To encourage the captain, crew and all (huh)

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

Wellerman Lyrics Video

Wellerman Lyrics Credit

Artist:Nathan Evans
Album:Wenn die Kälte kommt
Released:2021
Genres:Pop music, Folk music, Volksmusik
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CreditWellerman lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Source:LyricFind

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