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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    dropping the horse into the sea The traditional three cheer salute was given and the captain would issue a ration of grog watered rum to each man The ceremony was known says Hugill as paying off the dead horse but became a rather half hearted affair in the latter days of sail It then became a halyard shanty Poor Old Horse Chanty They say old man your horse will die

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=117 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    what we were to undergo While sailing on the ocean where stormy winds blow On the eighteenth of October our barque it set sail Pretty Nancy came down for to bid us farewell She said While you re a sailing on the wild ocean blue She said My own sailor I ll be faithful to you Long years ended fast and back I did return Pretty Nancy was married had

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=93 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    you think when I propose The pox she gave to me a dose Pump me boys pump her dry Down to hell and up to the sky Bend your back and break your bones We re just a thousand miles from home This rose well she did prick me sore I never felt so bad before Thanks to the girl i did adore I thought I d never pump no more I called the doctor right away To find out what he had to say That s two pound ten get on your way I m sure this girl is in his pay They say life has its ups and downs That really now is quite profound I d like to push the capstan round But its pump me boys before we drown The ocean we all do adore So come on boys let s pump some more Don t worry if your stiff and sore I m sure we ve pumped this bit before Sometimes when I am in me bed And thinking of me day ahead I wish that I could wake up dead But pumpin s all I get instead Yes how I wish that I could

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=12 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    of the verses This title track of our second album is one of the First Mate s favourites and we often open a second set with it Randy Dandy Oh Now you re ready to head for the Horn Way Hey Roll and go Your boots and your clothes boys are all in the pawn To me rollicking randy dandy oh Heave a pawl now heave away Way Hey Roll and go The anchor s on board and the cable s all stored To me rollicking randy dandy oh Breast the bar bullies and heave her away Way Hey Roll and go Soon we ll be rolling her way down the bay To me rollicking randy dandy oh Soon we ll be warping her out through the locks Way Hey Roll and go Where them pretty young girls all come down in their flocks To me rollicking randy dandy oh So it s goodbye to Sally and goodbye to Sue Way Hey Roll and go For we are the bullies that can kick her through To me rollicking randy dandy oh Roust her up bullies the wind s drawing free Way Hey Roll and go Let s get the glad

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=119 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    winches oh Soon we ll all be homeward bound Chorus Rattle them winches oh Rattle them winches an stamp go Rattle them winches oh Rattling down an stamp go Rattle them winches oh In the hold this gear must go For Mr matey told me so Chorus Peter is our shantyman He was always on the old rantan Chorus When he was young and in his prime He had them

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=179 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    and Wales These ships often stopped in Newfoundland or Cadiz for salt or salt cod Alternate titles include Away for Rio and Bound for the Rio Grande The Rio Grande referred to is not the Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico but the Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil Some versions of the song refer to golden sand Both banks of the Rio Grande in Brazil have high sand dunes and gold was found in the district In the 18th century gold was found in southern Brazil Although gold was also found in the Mexican Rio Grande area it was not until later when the song was already well established Rio Grande Was you ever in Rio Grande Heave away for Rio It s there that the river flows down golden sand And we re bound for the Rio Grande Then away boys away Away down Rio So fare thee well my pretty young girl We re bound for the Rio Grande So it s pack up your sea chest an get underway The girls we are leavin can have our half pay Our ship went sailin over the bar We ve pointed her bow to the southern stars You

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=101 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    Federals After the completion in 1862 the Alabama sailed for the Azores to pick up arms and over the next two years she sank a total of 69 Union merchant vessels formally valued at 6 547 609 Needing repairs in 1864 the Alabama stopped at Cherbourg An American got off word of her presence there and the Kearsarge was waiting when the Alabama sailed Soon after she crossed the three mile limit the Kearsarge moved in sinking the Alabama forty minutes later Her crew was rescued by a British yacht Hugill heard this halyard shanty from an elderly New Zealand lady whose husband had been a seaman in the Alabama He met her in Gisborne New Zealand in 1925 The wreck of the Alabama was found off Cherbourg in 1984 and some artefacts have been recovered Roll Alabama roll In eighteen hundred and sixty one Roll Alabama roll The Alabam was begun Oh roll Alabama roll When the Alabama s keel was laid It was laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird Down the Mersey she rolled then On board were Liverpool guns and men From the Western Isles she sailed forth To destroy the commerce of the North The

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=122 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    had to be kept going as long as the job lasted mentioned all the things the shantyman would rather be doing instead of scratching his bottom in mid ocean The song is said to be African American in origin and in some versions a golden wheel is used in place of the chariot According to Hugill it was sung around the Dismal Swamp in Georgia at corn shucking and log rollings Doerflinger writes that it was based on the words of a Salvation Army hymn and the tune is a Scottish reel Nelson s Blood is brandy not rum After Trafalgar Nelson s body was put into a cask of brandy to preserve it for the voyage back to London When the Victory docked it was discovered that the crew had tapped into the cask and drunk the lot Roll the old Chariot along Oh a drop of Nelson s blood wouldn t do us any harm Oh a drop of Nelson s blood wouldn t do us any harm Oh a drop of Nelson s blood wouldn t do us any harm And we ll all hang on behind So we ll roll the old chariot along An we

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=65 (2016-02-15)
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