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5 May 2010 0 Comments

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Sing ho! for a brave an’ a gallant ship, An’ a fast an’ fav’rin’ breeze, Wi’ a bully crew an’ a cap’n to To carry me over the seas; To carry me over the seas, me boys, To me true love far away, For I’m takin’ a trip on a Government ship Ten thousand miles […]

5 May 2010 0 Comments

Talcahuano Girls (Whaler version of Spanish Ladies)

We’ll rant and we’ll roar like true-born young whalermen We’ll rant and we’ll roar on deck and below Until we see bottom inside the two sinkers And straight up the channel to Huasco we’ll go I was in Talcahuano last year in a whaler I bought some gold brooches for the girls in the Bay […]

4 May 2010 1 Comment

Tommy’s Gone to Hilo

Tommy’s gone what shall I do? Away to Hilo My Tommy’s gone and I’ll go too Tommy’s gone to Hilo Sailing down to Callao Them Spanish girls he’ll meet I know I love my tom and he loves me He thinks of me when he’s at sea Tommy’s gone to Mobile Bay Screwing cotton all […]