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John Kanaka song

I thought I heard the old man say John Kanaka-naka Turi-ay Today today is a sailing day John Kanaka-naka Turi-ay Turi-ay Oh Turi-ay John Kanaka-naka Turi-ay Turi-ay Oh Turi-ay John Kanaka-naka Turi-ay We’ll work tomorrow but not today Today today is a holiday We’re bound away for Frisco Bay We’re bound away at the break […]

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Lowlands Away

I dreamed a dream the other night Lowlands, lowlands away me John My love she came, dressed all in white Lowlands away I dreamed my love came in my sleep Lowlands, lowlands away me John Her cheeks were wet, her eyes did weep Lowlands away She came to me at my bedside Lowlands, lowlands away […]

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Blow Boys Blow

A Yankee ship came down the river, Blow, boys, blow! Her masts and spars they shine like silver, Blow, my bully bowys, blow! Then blow, my bullies, all together, Blow, boys, blow! Blow, my boys, for better weather. Blow, my bully bowys, blow! How do you know she’s a Yankee liner? The Stars and Stripes […]

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Anderson’s Coast

Old Bass Strait roars like a great mill race And where are you, my Annie? And the same moon shines on this distant place As shone that night on my Annie’s face. And Annie dear, don’t wait for me, I fear I’ll never return to thee. There’s naught to do but endure my fate And […]

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A Rovin’

In Amsterdam there lived a maid, Mark well what I do say!  In Amsterdam there lived a maid, An’ she wuz mistress of her trade, We’ll go no more a-ro-o-vin’ with you fair maid.  A-rovin’, a-rovin’, Since rovin’s bin my ru-i-in, We’ll go no more a-rovin’, With you fair maid.  One night I crept from my […]

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History Alive!

We sailed again, this time an away mission to the delightful Fort Lytton National Park for the History Alive exhibition. We were generously invited along by the Queensland Maritime Museum to dress up and sing our sea songs for the public there. With 3 performances throughout the day it was a challenge that was well […]

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