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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    gained th day Hooray Santy Ana Oh San ty Ana gained th day All on the plains of Mexico Oh Mexico oh Mexico Hooray Santy Ana Oh Mexico where I must go All on the plains of Mexico The little girls I do adore Hooray Santy Ana Their shining eyes and long black hair All on the plains of Mexico Why do those girls love me so Hooray Santy Ana

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=28 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    the chorus Shallow Brown Fare thee well me Juliana Shallow o shallow brown Fare thee well me Juliana And it s shallow in the morning Just as the day was dawning I ve put me clothes in order For our packet leaves tomorrow Yes our packet leaves tomorrow And it fills me heart with sorrow For I love to gaze upon you And to spend me money on you O

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=141 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    time some shantyman of limited geographical knowledge not comprehending that the Shenandore was a river changed the chorus The modified song then assumed the form in which it was known to the last generation of sailors A version of was collected by R Abrams in England in 1909 The shanty is said to date at least to the 1820s Shenandoah was probably an Indian chief living on the Missouri River Wikipedia suggests that the flatboatmen who plied the Missouri River in the early 19th century were known for their chanties including the lovely Oh Shenandoah The boatmen s song found its way down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to the American clippers and thus around the world The origins of the song are unknown and there are many sets of lyrics Ours may tell of a roving trader in love with the daughter of an Indian chief who plans to take the girl with him far to the west across the wide Missouri River Shenandoah Oh Shenandoah I love your daughter Away you rollin river Oh Shenandoah I love your daughter Away I m bound to roam cross the wide Missouri Oh Shenandoah I long to hear you Away you

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=157 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    as a reference to the sweat on their bodies The hen and the chickens are probably stormy petrels birds which are similar to the albatross but light brown in colour Sailors associated them with high winds and called them Mother Carey s chickens Shiny O Captain captain you are a dandy Way shiny o Captain captain you love your brandy Way shiny o Won t you ferry me over to

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=146 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    and was first Governor of Cape Town He seems not to have been a very nice man Skipper Jan Rebek Who s the king of the fighting Dutch Skipper Jan Rebek And who do the sailors fear so much Skipper Jan Rebek And it s Ja Ja leave your hammocks Ja Ja hands on deck Ja Ja break yer backs for Skipper Jan Rebek And when he got a boat

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=142 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    re bound for South Australia Haul away you rolling kings To me heave away haul away Haul away you ll hear me sing We re bound for South Australia As I walked out one morning fair Twas there I met Miss Nancy Blair I shook her up and I shook her down I shook her round and round the town I run her all night and I run her all

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=94 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    a capstan shanty and as can be inferred from the lyrics was most likely sung as ships were homeward bound Spanish Ladies Farewell and adieu to you Spanish Ladies Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain For we ve received orders for to sail for ole England But we hope in a short time to see you again We will rant and we ll roar like true British sailors We ll rant and we ll roar all on the salt sea Until we strike soundings in the channel of old England From Ushant to Scilly is thirty five leagues We hove our ship to with the wind from sou west boys We hove our ship to deep soundings to take Twas forty five fathoms with a white sandy bottom So we squared our main yard and up channel did make The first land we sighted was called the Dodman Next Rame Head off Plymouth off Portsmouth the Wight We sailed by Beachy by Fairlight and Dover And then we bore up for the South Foreland light Then the signal was made for the grand fleet to anchor And all in the Downs that night for to lie Let go

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=29 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    s side with soap he thought he could ease her through It was a tight passage but the ship made it the Dover cliffs scraping all the soap off the starboard side Ever since the cliffs at that point have been pure white and recent observers say the waves there are still foamy from the Courser s soap Stormalong O Stormy s gone that good old man To my way hay Stormalong John O poor old Stormy s dead and gone To my aye aye aye aye Mister Stormalong We dug his grave with a silver spade To my way hay Stormalong John His shroud of the finest silk was made To my aye aye aye aye Mister Stormalong We lowered him with a silver chain To my way hay Stormalong John Our eyes all dim with more than rain To my aye aye aye aye Mister Stormalong An able sailor bold and true To my way hay Stormalong John A good old bosun to his crew To my aye aye aye aye Mister Stormalong He s moored at last and furled his sail To my way hay Stormalong John No danger now from wreck or gale To my aye

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=54 (2016-02-15)
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