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17 May 2015 0 Comments

Jericho

Written by Gordon Bok 1982.   When she’s a tight old staver, Then do all you can to save her; When she drops her dear old transom, Time to pack your gear and leave her.   Chorus:             Ho-ro, the wind and snow             Flying o’er the Jericho             When the stormy winds do blow […]

17 November 2013 0 Comments

Skipper Jan Rebec

SKIPPER JAN REBEC Who’s the king of the fighting Dutch Skipper Jan Rebec And who do the sailors fear so much Skipper Jan Rebec Chorus: Ja Ja leave your hammocks Ja Ja hands on deck Ja Ja break your backs For Skipper Jan Rebec When he got a boat of his own S.J.R. It was […]

29 April 2012 0 Comments

Captain John Mason

Words: Mike and Annabel McPhee, Music: Rudy Sunde (c) 2008 The wind is fair, the wind is fair Make sail and hasten o Can’t get out, I’ll be damned Look to me, John Mason o Down the bay, sailed away Take the helm John Mason o Ship and crew depend on you Take the helm […]

29 April 2012 0 Comments

The Jane

Words and Music by Bob Large (c) 2008 The life of a ship is threaded right through The lives of her owners, masters and crew And ‘The Jane’ would sing if she had a voice That a ship is as good as the skippers last choice They found her washed high on the shoreline that […]

21 April 2012 2 Comments

James Craig

James Craig’s moving now, sailing on the tide Heave away my bully lads, get that yard up high Said farewell to Queen St girlsKissed them all goodbye Heave away my bully lads, it’s now our sailing time I’ll tell you of the James Craig, a lovely ship of old An iron barque, 1000 tonnes built […]

10 September 2010 0 Comments

Johnny Come Down to Hilo

Sample can be heard here: http://www.saltydick.com/lyrics/07-johnny-come-down-to-hilo.htm We’re running away around the Cape, Some for debt and some for rape. Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man. [Chorus] Oh, wake ‘er, oh, shake ‘er, Wake that gal with the blue dress on. Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man. I once had a gal, […]

5 May 2010 0 Comments

John Cherokee

John Cherokee was an Indian man, Alabama, John Cherokee! He run away every time he can. Alabama, John Cherokee! Way, Hey, Yah! Alabama, John Cherokee! Way, Hey, Yah! Alabama, John Cherokee! They put him a-board a Yankee ship, Again he give the Boss a slip. They catch him again and chain him tight, And starve […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

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, We’ll work tomorrow, but no work today. We’re bound away for ‘Frisco Bay, We’re bound away at the break of day. We’re bound […]

4 May 2010 2 Comments

Johnny Bowker

Oh! do my Johnny Bowker, come rock ‘n’ roll me over, Oh, do me Johnny Bowker do! 2. O do, Johnny Bowker, come roll me down to Dover, Oh, do me Johnny Bowker do! 3. O do, me Johnny Bowker, let’s all go on a jamboree, 4. O do, me Johnny Bowker, the watches are […]