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Where Am I To Go Me Johnnies


The only source I have for this song was Stan Hugill who said, in 'Shanties from the Seven Seas',
that he learned this chanty from his friend Harding of Barbados,
and that he had not found it elsewhere in print.

Music by - Shanty Crew


Lyrics

Where am I to go me Johnnies, where am I to go?
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
Ho where am I to go me Johnnies, oh where am I to go?
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go?

Way up on that t'gallant yard, that's where you're bound to go
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
Way up in that t'gallant yard, the gans'l for to stow.
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go!

Way up on that t'gallant yard and take that gans'l in
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
Way up on that t'gallant yard the rabbit for to skin
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go!

Where am I to go me Johnnies, where am I to go.
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
You're bound away around Cape Horn, that's where you're bound to go .
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go!

You're bound away around cape horn all through the ice an' snow
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
You're bound away me bully boys, that's where you're bound to go.
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go!

You're bound to be a sailorman, when you have served your time.
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
You're bound to be a sailorman all in the blackball line
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go!

Where am I to go me Johnnies, where am I to go?
To-me! way hey hey, high roll and go,
Ho where am I to go me Johnnies, oh where am I to go?
For I'm a young sailor boy and where am I to go?



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