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shipcmo Sea Chantey Lyrics, MIDI tunes, & MP3's (54* d) Lyr/Tune Add: HOIST AWAY YOUR TOPSAILS 19 Feb 11


In October, 1972, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger recorded a singer, Ben Bright, a 76 year old re-tired seaman who lived in Edmonton in North London.

X:1
T:HOIST AWAY YOUR TOPSAILS
L:1/16
M:3/4
K:G
D4 | G6 F2 G2 A2 | B4 G4 B,4 | D4 E4 B,4 | D4 z4 A2 A2 | A4 A2 ^G2 A2 B2 | c4 A4 F4 | D4 E4 F4 | G6 F2 G2 A2 | B4 G4 B,2 B,2 | D4 E4 B,4 | D2 D2 C4 z4 A6 ^G2 A2 B2 | c4 A4 F4 | D4 E4 F4 | G12 | z8 ||


My ship she is a new ship, she's free from the stocks,
And I hope every man aboard her is free from the (pox)

CHORUS:
Hoist away your tops'ls while your ship she rolls heavily,
Hoist away your tops, ye sons of the sea.

All ships they have a mains'l, all mains'ls have a bunt
And I hope every girl we know has a lily-white (cunt)
(CHORUS)

All ships they have a stuns'l and a stuns'l's big stick
And I hope every man aboard her's got a stiff standing (prick)
(CHORUS)

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