Randy Dandy Oh

Now we are ready to head for the Horn, Way, ay, roll an’ go! Our boots an’ our clothes boys are all in the pawn, Timme rollickin’ randy dandy O! Heave a pawl, oh, heave away, Way, ay, roll an’ go! The anchor’s on board an’ the cable’s all stored, Timme rollickin’ randy dandy O! […]

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Chicken on a Raft

The skipper’s in the wardroom drinkin’ gin, Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! I don’t mind a-knockin’, but I ain’t a-goin’ in! Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! The jimmy’s laughin’ like a drain, Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! He’s lookin’ in me comic cuts again! Hi, ho, chicken on a raft! Hey! Chicken […]

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Strike the Bell

To the tune of “Click Go The Shears” Up on the quarterdeck and walking about There’s the second mate, so steady and so stout What he is a thinkin’ of, he doesn’t know himself We’re wishing he would hurry up and strike, strike the bell Strike the bell, Second Mate, and let us go below […]

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The Fair Young Maiden

Who’s that knocking at my door? Who’s that knocking at my door? Who’s that knocking at my door? Said the fair young maiden It’s only me from over the sea Said Barnacle Bill the sailor It’s only me from over the sea Said Barnacle Bill the sailor Are you young and handsome sir? Are you […]

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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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