A ferry with no quay
A port with no pilot boat
You get that sinking feeling
Is this Stornoway?

I couldn't be less certain
I engaged the service of a scout
My native tongue calls a scout
A pathfinder

Yes she sailed the briny main
to Lochmaddy and back
they tied her up that eve
and that's where she went down

Down too went the pontoons
the tide was going out
the pontoons stayed down
when the tide came in again

The Clipper Ranger to her credit
sails to Ullapool for all our goods
but one evening she became
the Clipper Clanger

She must have wanted
to go down the Crit for a pint
rather than stopping at the quay
she wanted to go ashore

Well 2014 has been some year
over in sunny Stornoway
I hope to be on the MV Loch Seaforth
when I come back again

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