A Long Time Ago

A Long Time Ago

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of The Sailor, by Glenn Grasso and Marc Bernier


A Long, long time and a very long time,
Way hey oh-aye-oh.
A long, long time and a very long time,
A long time ago.

Three ships they lay out there in the bay,
Three ships they lay out there in the bay.

One of the ships was the old Noah's Ark,
Trim-rigged and flashy and covered with bark.

The animals came on two by two,
Until the old Ark looked just like a zoo.

But the bull and the cow, they started a row,
Noah jumped up and said, "Way enough now."

The bull put his horn through the side of the Ark,
The little brown dog then began to bark.

Noah stuck the dog's nose in the hole,
Since the all dog's noses have been wet and cold.

It's a long, long time and a very long time,
A long, long time and a very long time.