Heave, My Boys, Away
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "Walk 'er round for we're rollin homeward. Heave me boys together! The bully ol' ship is a-lyin windward, Heave me boys away!" Verses have simple rhymes on sailing themes. Full ch: "Heave 'er an' we'll break 'er, For the old ship's a-rollin home"
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Bradford & Fagge, _Old Sea Chanties_)
KEYWORDS: shanty ship sailor
FOUND IN: Scandinavia Britain
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 528-529, "Heave, My Boys, Away" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 384-385]
cf. "Hob-y-derri-dando" (very similar tune)
NOTES: Hugill learned this from Swedish sailors, and says he has no idea how popular it was in British ships. - SL
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