Pique la Baleine (Strike the Whale)

For to find my love again, oh, me boys!

Oh, la, oh! la, la, la!
Strike the whale, lovely harpooner,
Strike the whale, I willingly sail!

To a thousand seas I sail, oh, me boys!

The seas of the North and of the South, oh, me boys!

I'll find my love even if she's drowned, oh, me boys!

I'll find her awaiting me in the great deeps, oh, me boys!

Embraced with her will be my bed, oh, me boys!

English translation
From Songs of the Sea by Stan Hugill (1977)