Stormy Weather Boys is a splendid song which I first heard sung by my much admired Bob Roberts
on a Wally Whyton
radio broadcast and which I immediately recorded for later transcription in the early 1980's. According to Roy Palmer's The Oxford Book of Sea Songs
, old Bob put his version together from three different pieces. It tells of a ribald voyage from London to Yarmouth where amongst other macho activities, unsaid things are perpetrated on a "mermaid covered in slime". Great stuff indeed which I love belting out.