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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    eye Steady on the jig with a hog eye Oh she wants the hog eye man Oh the hog eye man is the man for me Sailing down from Wallslough sea Oh he come to the shack where Sally did dwell He knocked on the door and he rung her bell Oh who s been here since I been gone Railroad navvy with his sea boots on If I catch

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=13 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    sources suggest that its origins may include a song in Cromeks Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song 1810 which has a chorus Hame hame hame hame fain wad I be O hame ham hame to my ain countrie and is probably by Allan Cunningham The model for the chorus can be seen in The Northern Lasses lamentation O the oak the ash and the bonny ivy tree Doth flourish at home in my own country published by P Brooksby 1672 84 Home Boys Home Oh well who wouldn t be a sailor lad a sailing on the main To gain the good will of his captain s good name He came ashore one evening for to see And that was the beginning of my own true love and me And it s home boys home home I d like to be Home for a while in my own country And where the oak and the ash and the bonny rowan tree Are all a growing green in the north country Well I asked her for a candle to light my way to bed Likewise for a handkerchief to tie around my head She tended to my needs like the young maid ought to do So then I says to her now won t you jump in with me too Well she jumped into bed and making no alarm Thinking a young sailor lad could do to her no harm I hugged her I kissed her the whole night long Till she wished the short night had been seven years long Well early next morning the sailor lad arose And into Mary s apron threw a handful of gold Saying take this my dear for the damage that I ve done For tonight I fear I ve left you with a

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=139 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    a little girl ran off and a little boy ran after The little girl fell down and he saw her little garter He said I ll be your beau if you ll have me for a feller But the little girl said No for me sweetheart s Johnny Miller Then took her on his knee an he kissed her right and proper She kissed him back agen an he didn

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=158 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    who could remember only the first stanza and the chorus Burl Ives recorded it in 1956 Hullabaloo Belay Me mother kept a boarding house Hullabaloo belay Hullabaloo bela belay And all the boarders were out to make Hullabaloo belay There was a young fellow named Shallo Brown Hullabaloo etc Followed me mother all over the town Hullabaloo etc One day when me father was on the Crown Me mother ran

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=51 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    Long Time Ago Hugill also heard English and American versions A hundred years ago A hundred years is a very long time Oh yes oh A hundred years is a very long time A hundred years ago They used to think that pigs could fly Oh yes oh I don t believe it no not I A hundred years ago They thought the moon was made of cheese Oh yes

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=159 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    version The back stays were heavily tarred ropes holding the mast in place Sliding down them back to deck was a faster route than the rope ladder once work aloft was compete John Damarey Aloft we all must go John come down the backstay In rain and hail and snow John come down the backstay John Dameray John Damer a ay John come down the backstay John Damer a ay

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=178 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    to the singing of worksongs by the Kanaka Hawaiian crews of ships loading hides on the Californian coast Hugill thinks these songs were adapted for use by white seamen and that John Kanaka is the sole survivor Kanaka is Hawaiian Person or Man in the late 19th and early 20th centuries any of the South Pacific islanders employed in Australia on sugar plantations or cattle stations or as servants in towns were known as Kanaka The islanders were first introduced into Queensland in 1847 for employment on cotton plantations in succeeding years they formed the cheap labour base in the sugar industry John Kanaka I heard I heard the old man say John Kanaka naka tu lai ay Today today is a holiday John Kanaka naka tu lai ay Tu lai ay Oh Tu lai ay John Kanaka naka tu lai ay We ll work tomorrow but no work today John Kanaka naka tu lai ay We ll work tomorrow but no work today John Kanaka naka tu lai ay We re bound away for Frisco Bay John Kanaka naka tu lai ay We re bound away at the break of day John Kanaka naka tu lai ay We re

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=56 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    Robert Cook and Robert Cornwall Pulling or hardening up the nets is done in silence and the verses sung while the fishermen gather a new grip on the net Sometimes sung with a 2 bar rest between each line Johnson girls Johnson girls is mighty fine girls Walk around honey walk around Johnson girls is mighty fine girls Walk around honey walk around They re neat in the waist and

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=135 (2016-02-15)
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