Dějství 2. - scéna 1.

CATFISH ROW
(Jake and fishermen repair netting, swaying
to the rhythm of a rowing song.)
 
 

JAKE
Oh, I'm agoin' out to the Blackfish banks
No matter what de wedder say,
An' when I say I'm goin' I means goin'
An' I'm leavin' at de break o' day.

JAKE AND MEN
It take a long pull to get there, huh!
It take a long pull to get there, huh!
It take a long pull to get there,
But I'll anchor in the Promise' Lan'
In de Promise' Lan'.

JAKE
An' Lawdy, if I meet Mister Hurricane
an' Hurricane tell me no
I'll take ole Mister Hurricane by the pants
an' I'll throw him in de jailhouse do'.

JAKE AND MEN
It take a long pull to get there, huh!
It take a long pull to get there, huh!
It take a long pull to get there,
But I'll anchor in the Promise' Lan'.
In de Promise' Lan'.

JAKE
I got a blister on my settin' down place
I got a blister in my han'
But I'm goin' row dis little boat, trust me Gawd,
Till I anchor in de Promise' Lan'.

JAKE AND MEN
It takes a long pull to get there, huh!
It takes a long pull to get there, huh!
It takes a long pull to get there,
But I'll anchor in de Promise' Lan'.

ANNIE
Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic. Ain' you knows
dat de p'rade start up de block at ten o'clock?

JAKE
That's right, mens. Turn out tomorrow mornin' an' we'll
push de Seagull clean to de Blackfish banks 'fore we
wet de anchor.

CLARA
Jake, you ain't plannin' to take de Seagull to de Blackfish
banks, is you? It's time for de September storms.

JAKE
How you think dat boy goin' get de college education, if I
don' work hard an' make money?