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6 June 2013 0 Comments

Rolling Home (Across the Sea)

Call all hands to man the capstan See the cable run down clear Heave away and with a will boys For old England we will steer And we’ll sing in joyful chorus In the watches of the night And we’ll sight the shores of England When the grey dawn brings the light Rolling home, rolling […]

6 June 2013 0 Comments

A Drop of Nelson’s Blood (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, An’ we’ll all hang on behind! So we’ll ro-o-oll the old chariot along! An’ we’ll roll the golden chariot along! So we’ll […]

21 April 2012 0 Comments

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose, the British sailor Now to you his woes I’ll name ‘Twas on the passage from Barbados Whilst on board the Mary Jane. Wasn’t that most cruel usage Without a friend to interpose? How they’ve whipped and mangled, Gagged and strangled The British sailor, Andrew Rose. 2. ‘Twas on the quarter-deck they laid him, […]

27 July 2011 1 Comment

(Bound for the) Rio Grande

Oh, say, wuz ye ever down Rio Grande? [Refrain]‘Way for Rio! It’s there that the river flows down golden sands! [Refrain] An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande, [Chorus] Then away, bullies, away! Away for Rio! Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels, An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande! So heave up the anchor, let’s get […]

27 July 2011 0 Comments

Royal Artillery Man

My bleedin Shantyman He’s a royal artillery man He wears Spurs!

25 July 2011 0 Comments

Rolling Home to Old Maui

It’s a damned tough life, full of toil and strife We whalermen undergo. And we don’t give a damn when the gale has stopped How hard the wind did blow. We’re homeward bound! ‘Tis a grand old sound On a good ship taut and free, And we don’t give a damn when we drink our […]

10 September 2010 0 Comments

Roll Alabama Roll (Sea Porn Version)

When the Alabama’s crew was laid [Refrain] Roll Alabama Roll They were laid on the day that they got paid [Refrain] Oh roll, Alabama Roll They were laid in the house of Madame Laird They were laid in the town of Maidenhead At the Bull and Bear they downed their swill At the Grey Horse […]

10 September 2010 0 Comments

The Red Flag (Sea Porn: Lyric Warning)

Sample can be heard here: http://www.saltydick.com/lyrics/17-the-red-flag.htm While walking across the rocks so bare I saw a maiden lying there. And as she lay in sweet repose a breath of wind blew up her clothes. A sailor who was passing by lifted his hat and winked his eye, And then he saw, to his despair, she […]

5 May 2010 0 Comments

Roll the Woodpile Down

Way down south where the cocks do crow ‘Way down in Florida The gals all dance to the old banjo And we’ll roll the woodpile down! Rollin’! Rollin’! Rollin’ the whole world ’round That brown girl o’ mine’s down the Georgia Line And we’ll roll the woodpile down! When I was a young man in […]

5 May 2010 1 Comment

Roll the Old Chariot Along

Oh, a drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm (3x) And we’ll all hang on behind. So we’ll roll the old chariot along An’ we’ll roll the golden chariot along. So we’ll roll the old chariot along An’ we’ll all hang on behind! Oh, a plate of Irish stew wouldn’t do us any […]