The Mighty Thamesby William BatesCome see the mighty Thames, come see it flowAll the way to the sea with nowhere else to goChorus :Oh, the mighty Thames is calling, yes, the mighty Thames is callingAnd we know we just have to goCruise into the boat club basin, they’ll tell which way to goStraight down the Regents Canal with nowhere else to goChorusTell us when the tide is high, tell when we can goOut of Limehouse Basin with nowhere else to goChorusSee the Thames barrier coming fast, tell us which way to goStraight through the barrier gates with nowhere else to goChorusWe're floating above Woolwich Ferry and the tide has turned aroundThere’s only one way we can go, and that’s back to London townChorusAnchors that can’t be lifted, enough rope to knit a sailThe mighty Thames is calling and we know we must not failChorusWhen we left Limehouse Basin they said "Take it nice and slow"Now we have to get back there’s nowhere else to goChorusCome see the mighty Thames, come see it flowAll 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.
[G]Come see the mighty Thames, come[C] see it flow[D7]All the way to the sea with [C]nowhere else to [G]goChorus :[G]Oh, the mighty Thames is calling, yes, the [C]mighty Thames is calling[D7]And we know we just [C]have to [G]go