Roll the Old Chariot Along

 

Oh, a drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm

Oh, a drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm

Oh, a drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm

And we’ll all hang on behind!


 

So we’ll roll the old chariot along

We’ll roll the old chariot along

We’ll roll the old chariot along

And we’ll all hang on behind!

 

Oh, a plate of Irish stew wouldn’t do us any harm

Oh, a plate of Irish stew wouldn’t do us any harm

Oh, a plate of Irish stew wouldn’t do us any harm

And we’ll all hang on behind!

 

So we’ll roll the old chariot along

We’ll roll the old chariot along

We’ll roll the old chariot along

And we’ll all hang on behind!

Fire Down Below

 

Fire in the galley, fire in the house

Fire in the beef kid, scorching the scouse

Fire, fire, fire down below

Fetch a bucket of water, boys

Fire down below!

 

Fire in the fore peak, fire in the main

Fire in the windlass, fire in the chain
 

Fire in the lifeboat, fire in the gig

Fire in the pigsty, roasting the pig
 

Fire up aloft, me boys, fire all aglow

Fire in the galley, the cook he didn’t know
 

Fire in the orlop, fire in the hold

Fire in the strong room, melting the gold
 

Fire round the capstan, fire at the mast

Fire on the main deck, burning it fast

Fire up above, me boys, fire down below

Douse it with water, boys, and let us roll and go

Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her

 

Oh, the work was hard and the wages low

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

But now once more ashore we’ll go

It’s time for us to leave her

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow

And it’s time for us to leave her

 

I thought I heard the Old Man say

Tomorrow you will get your pay

 

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow

And it’s time for us to leave her

Oh, the wind blew foul and the sea ran high

She shipped it green and none went by

 

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow

And it’s time for us to leave her

I hate to sail on this rotten tub

No grog allowed and rotten grub

 

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow

And it’s time for us to leave her

 

We swear by rote for want of more

But now we’re through so we’ll go on shore

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

For the voyage is long and the winds don’t blow

And it’s time for us to leave her

Randy Dandy-O

 

Now we are ready to head for the Horn

Way hey, roll and go!

Our boots and our clothes, boys, are all in the pawn

Timme rollicking randy dandy-o!


 

Heave a pawl, oh heave away

Way, hey, roll and go!

The anchor’s on board and the cable’s all stored

Timme rollicking randy dandy-o!

 

Soon we’ll be warping her out through the locks

Where the pretty young girls all come down in their flocks

 

Heave a pawl, oh heave away

Way, hey, roll and go!

The anchor’s on board and the cable’s all stored

Timme rollicking randy dandy-o!

Man the stout capstan and heave with a will

Soon we’ll be driving her ’way down the hill

 

Heave a pawl, oh heave away

Way, hey, roll and go!

The anchor’s on board and the cable’s all stored

Timme rollicking randy dandy-o!

 

Heave away, bullies, you parish-rigged bums

Take your hands from your pockets and don’t suck your thumbs

 

Heave a pawl, oh heave away

Way, hey, roll and go!

The anchor’s on board and the cable’s all stored

Timme rollicking randy dandy-o!

 

Roust her up, bullies, the wind’s drawing free

Let’s get the gladrags on and drive her to sea

 

Heave a pawl, oh heave away

Way, hey, roll and go!

The anchor’s on board and the cable’s all stored

Timme rollicking randy dandy-o!

 

We’re outward bound for Vallipo Bay

Get cracking, my lads, it’s a hell of a way

Padstow Farewell 

 

It is time to go now

Haul away your anchor

Haul away your anchor

'tis our sailing time.

 

Get some sail upon her

Haul away your halyards

Haul away your halyards

'tis our sailing time.

 

Get her on course now

Haul away your foresheets

Haul away your foresheets

'tis our sailing time.

 

Waves are surging under

Haul away down channel

Haul away down channel

on the evening tide.

 

When you're sailing's over

Haul away for heaven

Haul away, for heaven

God be by your side.

 

It is time to go now

Haul away your anchor

Haul away your anchor

'tis our sailing time.