Index of Lyrics
One More Day

as led by Barry Finn on Fathom This © 2007
Barry Finn and Neil Downey

"Oh row me 'cross the river,"
I heard a maiden say;
"Oh row me to my lover,"
One more day!

Only one more day, my Johnnys,
One more day,
Oh, rock an' roll me over,
One more day!

I'm nearly broken hearted;
I can no longer stay;
Once more will we be parted?
One more day!

Only one more day, my Johnnys,
One more day,
Oh, rock an' roll me over,
One more day!

I see the sea birds flyin',
Ashore from over the bay;
I felt they were all cryin',
One more day!

Only one more day, my Johnnys,
One more day,
Oh, rock an' roll me over,
One more day!

The sea birds take the warnin'
Which one and all obey;
The tempest now is stormin',
One more day!

Only one more day, my Johnnys,
One more day,
Oh, rock an' roll me over,
One more day!

Oh, do not fear, my beauty,
I can no longer stay;
For love makes way for duty,
One more day!

Only one more day, my Johnnys,
One more day,
Oh, rock an' roll me over,
One more day!

It's many seas I'll roam, love,
Ere I return to stay;
To stay with you, my beauty,
One more day!

Only one more day, my Johnnys,
One more day,
Oh, rock an' roll me over,
One more day!

This great capstan shanty came to Barry by way of Susanne Friend, formerly of San Francisco. Her version is better suited to capstan work, with its use of the full chorus and tempo.