The Mighty Thames by William Bates Come see the mighty Thames, come see it flow All the way to the sea with nowhere else to go Chorus : Oh, the mighty Thames is calling, yes, the mighty Thames is calling And we know we just have to go Cruise into the boat club basin, they’ll tell which way to go Straight down the Regents Canal with nowhere else to go Chorus Tell us when the tide is high, tell when we can go Out of Limehouse Basin with nowhere else to go Chorus See the Thames barrier coming fast, tell us which way to go Straight through the barrier gates with nowhere else to go Chorus We're floating above Woolwich Ferry and the tide has turned around There’s only one way we can go, and that’s back to London town Chorus Anchors that can’t be lifted, enough rope to knit a sail The mighty Thames is calling and we know we must not fail Chorus When we left Limehouse Basin they said "Take it nice and slow" Now we have to get back there’s nowhere else to go Chorus Come see the mighty Thames, come see it flow All the way to the sea with nowhere else to go On the above video this song is sung by Brian Chignell, a friend of the author. Brian supplied me with William Bates' lyrics and put the tune to them. The video features the song alongside pictures of the 2011 trip made by Brian Chignell and Bill Bates on their narrowboats, Uncle Brian and Jemsabi, on the Thames. The trip was organized by St Pancras Cruising Club.
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