Songs of the Drink, Songs of the Sea

Haul Away Joe

03:50
Pierce Campbell
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traditional

Lyrics

When I was a little lad, me mother up an' told me: Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! That if I did not kiss the girls me lips would grow all mouldy! Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! Way, Haul Away, We're bound for better weather! Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! Now Louis was the King of France before the rev-o-lu-ti-on! Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! But then he got his head cut off, which spoilt his con-sti-tu-ti-on! Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! Well, first I had a English girl, but she was daft and lazy! Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! But now I got an Irish girl, she damn near drove me crazy Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! The cook is in the galley, makin' duff so handily, Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe! The Captain's in his cabin, drinkin' wine and brandy. Way, Haul Away, We'll Haul Away, Joe!