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5 May 2010 1 Comment

Round the Corner Sally

Around the corner we will go Round the Corner Sally Round the corner we must go Round the Corner Sally If I had a little girl in tow I’d tow her off to Callao For the finest place in Callao Is Madame Gashees, you all should know Madame she’s a cheery soul Round the corner […]

5 May 2010 2 Comments

Southern Ocean (Mollymawk)

Written by Bob Watson (Not technically a NZ song, but made famous by Bob Large and the Maritime Crew) Oh the southern ocean is a lonely place Where the storms are many and the shelter’s scarce Down upon the southern ocean sailing Down below Cape Horn On the restless water and the troublin’ skies You […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Rolling Sea

Don’t you see the ships a coming Don’t you see them in full sail Don’t you see the ships a coming With their prizes at the tail O my little rolling sailor O my little rolling he I love my little rolling sailor When he’s on the rolling sea Sailors they get all the money […]

4 May 2010 2 Comments

Roll Alabama Roll

When the Alabama’a keel was laid Roll Alabama Roll It was laid in the yard of Jonathon Laird O Roll Alabama Roll She was laid in the yard of Johnathon Laid It was in the town of Birkenhead Down the Mersey way she sallied then She was Liverpool fitted with guns and men To the […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Reuben Ranzo

Poor old Rueben Ranzo Ranzo me boys Ranzo Poor old Rueben Ranzo Ranzo me boys Ranzo Ranzo was no sailor He was a New York Tailor Ranzo was no sailor But they shipped him aboard of a whaler Ranzo was no beauty And he would not do his duty So they gave him lashes thirty […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Whiskey O (Rise’r Up/Whiskey Johnny)

Whiskey was the life of man Always was since time began Whiskey o Johnny o John Rise me up from down below Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey o Up aloft this yard must go John rise’r up from down below Hoist her up from the world below For that is where the cocks do crow I’m the […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

(Rollicking) Randy Dandy O

Here we are ready to head for the horn Way hey, roll and go Our boots and our clothes boys are all in the pawn To me rollicking Randy Dandy O Heave up Haul O Heave away Way hey Roll and Go The Anchor’s on board and the cable’s all stored To me rollicking randy […]

4 May 2010 0 Comments

Rocky Road to Dublin

In the merry month of May, From my home I started, Left the girls of Tuam, Nearly broken hearted, Saluted father dear, Kissed my darlin’ mother, Drank a pint of beer, My grief and tears to smother, Then off to reap the corn, And leave where I was born, I cut a stout blackthorn, To […]