Heave Away, Me Johnnies
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Characteristic line: "Heave away, me johnnies/jollies, heave away, ay!" The sailor lists some of the ports the ship has been sent to, but now rejoices to be returning to (Liverpool) and its girls.
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Doerflinger)
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Doerflinger, pp. 61-64, "Heave Away" (3 texts, 1 tune, but only the last text goes with this piece; the others are "Yellow Meal")
Colcord, pp. 93-94, "Heave Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harlow, pp. 14-17, "Heave Away My Johnnies" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Hugill, pp. 303-308, "Heave Away, Me Johnnies" (3 texts, 3 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 226-230]
Sharp-EFC, XXVI, p. 30, "Heave Away, My Johnny" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 49, "Heave Away!" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, HEAVJHN* HEAVEJH2*
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). "We're All Bound Away" is in Part 1, 7/14/1917.
cf. "Yellow Meal (Heave Away; Yellow Gals; Tapscott; Bound to Go)" (tune, meter, chorus)
cf. "Yellow Gals (Doodle Let Me Go)" (style)
We're All Bound to Go
NOTES: This song is probably identical in origin to "Yellow Gals (Doodle Let Me Go)," and perhaps also akin to "Yellow Meal." As, however, those songs have taken on a completely separate plot, I treat them separately. - RBW
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