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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    also occasionally in Canada and Australia Roud lists one example found in Scotland but none from Ireland Helen Creighton has a version from Nova Scotia which she titles Western Ocean in her Songs Ballads from Novia Scotia All For Me Grog And it s all for my grog my jolly jolly grog It s all for my rum and tobacco I spent all my tin with the lassies drinkin gin And across the western ocean I must wander Now where is my shirt my nobbin nobbin shirt It s all gone for beer and tobacco For the sleeves are near wore out and the collar s flying about and the tail s looking out for better weather And where are my pants my nobbin nobbin pants They re all gone for beer and tobacco For knees are near wore out and the seat is flying about And the fly is looking out for better weather And where are my boots my nobbin nobbin boots They ve all gone for beer and tobacco For the soles are near wore out and the toes are flying about And the heels are looking out for better weather And where is my hat my

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    mortal at rest When me and my love got snug in one nest When a bold set of ruffians they entered our cave And they forced my dear jewel to plough the salt wave I begged hard for my sailor as though I begged for life They d not listen to me although a fond wife Saying The king he wants sailors to the sea he must go And they

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    Barque in the harbour From a barque in the harbour he came roaming on shore And stepped into a pub where I was oft times before And as I was sitting and enjoying my ale He sat down beside me and gave me that smile He sat down beside me and I squeezed his hand I said Sir you re a stranger not long to this land Will you roam Jolly Sailor will you roam long with me To some lonesome spot where nobody can see Don t you leave me Jolly Sailor were the words I did cry Waving and weeping and wiping my eyes When you reach home in your own Newfoundland Think of the young Spaniard who kept squeezing your hand He quickly consented with me for to roam I lived by myself in a neat little home I was brisk plump and jolly and my age scare 19 And the name that I went by was Spanish Irene One fine summer s morning his ship it set sail And down by the seashore I quickly did trail Waving my hankerchief and wiping my eyes Don t leave me Jolly Sailor were the words I did cry

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    make quite a nice bloke Farewell to your wines and whiskies Your brandies and your grogs I d sail the world and back again For a pint of Betty Stogs If you re under the weather or green around the gills She will get your colour back and cure you of your ills For rickets plague and scurvy and that flu you get from hogs She ll set you right if you spend the night With Doctor Betty Stogs Chorus She s tall and dark and handsome with a head so pale and fair And the taste of her upon your lips is way beyond compare I d risk the mate s displeasure his lashings and his flogs To disobey and stow away With a pint of Betty Stogs Chorus With just one sip of Betty s you ll swim the ocean wide You ll leap up to the masthead and command the winds and tide You ll laugh at storms and rainclouds You ll see through mists and fogs You ll do all that and you ll never grow fat If you re drinkin Betty Stogs Chorus When your rations are exhausted you re freezing cold and wet And

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    19th Century Blood Red Roses Our boots and clothes are all in pawn Go down you blood red roses Go down And its flamin drafty round Cape Horn Go down you blood red roses Go down Oh you pinks and posies Go down you blood red roses Go down My dear old mother said to me My dearest son come home from sea It s round Cape Horn we all

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    of the Western Ocean Blow the Man Down As I was a walking down Paradise Street To me Way Hey Blow the man down A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet Oh Give me some time to blow the man down I asked Where re you bound she said Nowhere today To me Way Hey Blow the man down I told her That s fine for I m headed that way Oh Give me some time to blow the man down We entered an ale house looked down on the sea To me Way Hey Blow the man down There stood a fat policeman who stared right at me Oh Give me some time to blow the man down Said he You re a pirate that flies the black flag To me Way Hey Blow the man down You ve robbed some poor Dutchmen and left them in rags Oh Give me some time to blow the man down Oh officer officer you do me wrong To me Way Hey Blow the man down I m a flying fish sailor just in from Hong Kong Oh Give me some time to blow the man down But they jailed

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    begins Captain Chilver s Gone To Sea Two editions are in the Bodleian Library broadside collection one dated between 1674 and 1679 and the other between 1689 and 1709 The early broadside versions indicate that the ship was caught in a terrible storm rather than a battle No one has been able to confirm the existence of a ship called the Bold Benjamin Bold Benjamin Brave Admiral Cole he s gone to sea oh my boys oh Brave Admiral Cole he s gone to sea oh Brave Admiral Cole he s gone to sea Along of our ship s company On board the bold Benjamin oh We sailed our course away for Spain oh my boys oh We sailed our course away for Spain oh We sailed our course away for Spain Our silver and gold for to gain On board the bold Benjamin oh We sailed out five hundred men oh my boys oh We sailed out five hundred men oh We sailed out five hundred men And brought back but sixty one They were lost in bold Benjamin oh And when we came to Blackwall oh my boys oh And when we came to Blackwall oh And when

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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    eye on Jack to protect their investment If necessary they might deliver Jack unconscious to the mate when the Blue Peter was hoisted Bold Riley The rain it is raining now all the day long Bold Riley oh Bold Riley And the northerly wind it does blow so strong Bold Riley oh gone away Goodbye me sweetheart goodbye me dear oh Bold Riley oh Bold Riley Goodbye me darlin goodbye

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