Heave Away Cheerily

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: Sing me lads cheerily, Heave me lads cheerily, Heave away cheerily o-ho! For the gold that we prize an' for sunnier skies, away to the south'ard we go!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1912 (JFSS)
KEYWORDS: shanty money
FOUND IN: Britain US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Harlow, pp. 43-46, "Heave Away Cheerily" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 310-311, "Heave Away Cheerily O!" "As Off to the South'ard We Go" (2 texts, 2 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 232-233]
ADDITIONAL: Frederick Pease Harlow, _The Making of a Sailor, or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square-Rigger_, 1928; republished by Dover, 1988, pp. 249-250, "Heave Away Cheerily (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #932
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Off to the South'ard We Go
NOTES: Hugill gives the second text, "As Off to the South'ard We Go," as a variant of "Heave Away Cheerily" and quotes it from vol. 5 of the Journal of the Folk Song Society where was taken down by a Mr. Piggot from the singing of shantyman J. Perring of Dartmouth in 1912. - SL
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