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Coach VanA Was A Merry Old Soul And A Merry Old Soul Was He


♫ Coach VanA Was A Merry Old Soul And A Merry Old Soul Was He ♫

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his bow-oars three:

“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his two-oars three:

“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his three-oars three:

“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his four-oars three:

“Drive! Drive! Drive!” cried the four-oars.
“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his five-oars three:

“Catch! Catch! Catch!” cried the five-oars.
“Drive! Drive! Drive!” cried the four-oars.
“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his six-oars three:

“Here’s that swing!” said the six-oars.
“Catch! Catch! Catch!” cried the five-oars.
“Drive! Drive! Drive!” cried the four-oars.
“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his seven-oars three:

“Need some swing!” said the seven-oars.
“Here’s that swing!” said the six-oars.
“Catch! Catch! Catch!” cried the five-oars.
“Drive! Drive! Drive!” cried the four-oars.
“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his stroke-oars three:

“Thirty-eight!” said the stroke-oars.
“Need some swing!” said the seven-oars.
“Here’s that swing!” said the six-oars.
“Catch! Catch! Catch!” cried the five-oars.
“Drive! Drive! Drive!” cried the four-oars.
“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his crews and he said “Get ‘er done!”
He called for his coxswains three:

“Power ten!” said the coxswains.
“Thirty-eight!” said the stroke-oars.
“Need some swing!” said the seven-oars.
“Here’s that swing!” said the six-oars.
“Catch! Catch! Catch!” cried the five-oars.
“Drive! Drive! Drive!” cried the four-oars.
“Release and recover!” said the three-oars.
“Lookin’ great!” said the two-oars.
“Set! Set! Set!” cried the bow-oars.

Coach VanA was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he.
He called to his crews and he said “Let ‘er run!”
That one’s for posterity.

Gary Arthur Lundeen
27 December 2008