China, china, the evening's moving in See you, soon now, the boat moves with the wind China, china, I can see the harbour lights Light your, fire, we'll be warm tonight
China, china, the thoughts drift from the sea I'm dreaming, of you, wear your dress for me China, china, the oceans on the wheel(? ) The seagulls flying lower now China I can feel you by my side Across the bay, across the tyne Can you hear me say
China, china, wear your hair down low Lady, lady, you're frozen to the bone China, china, the catch was good today The oilskins clinging to my back And the lantern gently sways
Oh don't you cry, the kids to bed Didn't mean the things I said
China, china, the years go rolling by Laughter, sorrow, I will not make you cry China, china, think before you speak Always remember the ocean hauls as deep And if I'm tired of feeling low Don't let me sleep, you know
China, china, the men are on the quay Drinking, smoking, talking quietly The water's calmer now All my work is done So china, see ya.