About Captain Moar's water-boat Bluebird. If you "come to Merrimashee, You will see the noble Bluebird, Through the waters she will fly, And the Captain says he'll run her Till the tank runs dry"
Bluebird, The Partial text(s) *** A *** From Louise Manny and James Reginald Wilson, Songs of Miramichi, #6, pp. 64-65. From the singing of Bessie Crocker, Newcastle, 1947. O, the ice upon the Merrimashee Will melt before the sun, And Captain Moar's water-boat Will soon by on the run. For half a cent a gallon The ships he will supply, And the Captain says he'll run her Till the tank runs dry. Chorus Till the tank runs dry, Till the tank runs dry, And the Captain says he'll run her Till the tank runs dry. (3 additional stanzas)
Manny/Wilson: "The water-boats were schooners fitted with tanks. They supplied the ships in port with water." - BS