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Haul Away, Joe


This song was a popular tack and sheet shanty,
from the early eighteen hundreds. There were many
variations and lyrics to the song, verses could
be added in order to complete a given task.
It may have also been used as a halyard shanty.

Music by - The Jolly Rogers


Lyrics

When I was a little lad
And so my mother told me,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe,
That if I did not kiss a gal
My lips would grow all moldy,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

Chorus;
Way, haul away, we'll haul for better weather,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.


King Louis was the King of France
Before the Revolution,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe,
King Louis got his head cut off
Which spoiled his constitution.
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

Chorus;
Way, haul away, we'll haul for better weather,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.


Oh the cook is in the galley
Making duff so handy
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe,
And the captain's in his cabin
Drinkin' wine and brandy
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

Chorus;
Way, haul away, we'll haul for better weather,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.




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