Gosport Nan (capo 2 for original but easier to sing without capo i.e. in key of C)
Nancy Johnson, she's my darling she’s my every waking thought
How she greets me when she meets me when my ship gets in to port
All the Gosport ladies, they do the best they can.
But if you're making a bed for a sailor's head there's none like my girl Nan.
Gosport girls can drink for England Gosport girls, they goes their tot!
Rum and brandy, gin and shandy Gosport girls will drink the lot!
All the Gosport ladies they swig the flowing can
But for knocking it back with Honest Jack there's none like my girl Nan.
Oh Nancy can't you see you're the only girl for me!
How I dream of lovely Nancy when I'm sailing on the sea.
Gosport girls, they're good at dancing they’re the best, there is no doubt.
When the music sets them prancing how they'll fling their skirts about!
All the Gosport ladies they do the French Can-Can
But for real high kicks and fancy tricks there’s none like my girl Nan.
Nancy Johnson keeps a bar-room where the boys can take their ease
She will wake me and she'll shake me she will do whatever she please.
All the Gosport ladies they do the best they can
But for making a bed for a sailor's head there's none like my girl Nan