“Round Rye Bay for More”


"We'll go round Rye Bay for more, my tars, Round Rye Bay for more" South of the buoy at Rye Bay the singer lost his trawl where "Old Crusty he told me that I shouldn't stray." The singer will go back when our money's gone.


On Voice02 Johnny Doughty sings the verse beginning "South of the buoy down Rye Bay way" as a parody of, and to the tune of, "South of the Border Down Mexico Way," by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, recorded by Frank Sinatra in the 1950's. - BS


  • Johnny Doughty, "Round Rye Bay for More" (on Voice02)


  1. Roud #8095
  2. BI, RcRRBfM


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (recording, Johnny Doughty)
Keywords: nonballad shanty sailor
Found in: Britain(England(Lond))