Super Tankers (1970s)

Good news has come to the area, The River Tyne has now been blessed, We are one of the first to build super tankers, That is way ahead of all the rest

Good news has come to the area
The River Tyne has now been blessed
We are one of the first to build super tankers
That is way ahead of all the rest

These are the monsters oil companies now want
For all oceans they are made to roam
Once they have sailed from the river
Size means they can never return home

The weighed 250,000 thousand plus tons
Which meant they were ten stories high
They are at least two football fields long
So stood on end would nearly reach the sky

On sailing down the river
Everyone gives a great cheer
But on sailing over the horizon
Most people shed a private tear

There were jobs at Swans a plenty
Anyone could start at their leisure
With lots of money in their pockets
Going to work was a great pleasure

Sadly, the bubble has now burst
The super tankers have been and gone
Things are now looking very depressing
As the time has started to roll on

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