Shetland Race

The Shetland Race Song

The Shetland Race Song

by human heings

Melodi: The wild Rover-cover


I am a young lad, and I'm happy to say

That for women and love i've get carried away

But I am also a guy who must sadly admit

That for sailing my body have never been fit



And it's no, nay, never (clap, clap, clap)

No, nay, never, again

If I go back to Shetland

I go back by train


We sat out for Shetland, the Island of rain

Where the women are hotter than the sun down in Spain

And the black beer is blacker and the whiskey is plain

I promise you surely go back there again




Well, I met an old friend, and he asked me to spend

Some days on his yacht, as the captains right hand

He promise me heaven, and he rang the ship bell

I soon was to learn, that his heaven was hell




To the captain on board, I shell never complain

Thanks to him we sailed near to Shetland than Spain

He yelled, when he had the Frigg oil field in sight

It must be Bigben, we are in Londan by night!




Well if you wonder why, I'm singing this song

Just open your ears, so you won't have it wrong

The beer and the women are no good in Spain

It's much better ruff on the Island of rain