The Songs of Gallus Line
Tuther McGee
Gallus Line
©1992, 2000
My name be Tuther, Tuther McGee, and a fisherman be I.
I've walked these cliffs from home to sea
Each day since I was five,
Each day since I was five.

And I take my craft into the sea, into the sea go I.
From early morn 'till darkness falls,
To keep us all alive,
To keep us all alive.

I love my home, my family, I love 'em so do I.
I thank the Lord above each day,
For my darling Lauralye,
My darling Lauralye.

Refrain:
And I see her in the stars above,
I see her in the sky.
I see her in the ocean blue,
And in my children's eyes.

Additional Verses:
One evening as the rocks I climbed: A homeward bound was I.
I saw two people on the cliffs:
Over to my right,
Over to my right.

Now I did not know who they might be too far away was I.
But the clothes the woman wore that night
Were those of Lauralye
Were those of Lauralye.

Now up the rocks and down the cliffs closer did come I.
I saw the man raise his hand
And strike my Lauralye.
Strike my Lauralye. Refrain:

Now off the cliffs and down the rocks: Closer did come I.
I saw her stumble and go back
There fell Lauralye,
There fell Lauralye.

Down the rocks into the sea: I watched her fall did I.
The sea that gives us all our life
Did take my Lauralye,
Did take my Lauralye.

Then I turned: I turned to see. Behold the man did I.
I walked full force upon the man
Who killed my Lauralye,
Who killed my Lauralye. Refrain:

Now know the man, I know him well: All my life have I.
The son of the family,
From whom I lease my life,
From whom I lease my life.

My home, my farm, the cliffs, and sea, lease them all do I.
Each month I lay the money down,
To keep us all alive,
To keep us all alive.

The man he laughed and walked away, I watched him go did I.
I sat down on the rocks and watched
As the daylight died,
As the daylight died. Refrain.

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