Haul Away Joe

Source: "Songs and Ballads" comp. & ed. by Klaus Buhe Verlag Neue Musik Berlin 1986

When I was a little lad and so my mother told me,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe,
That if I didn't kiss a gal my lips would grow all moldy.
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

Refrain:
Way, haul away, we'll haul for better weather,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

King Louis was the King of France before the Revolution,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe,
King Louis got his head cut off which spoiled his constitution.
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

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Oh, the cook is in the galley making duff so handy,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe,
And the captain's in the cabin drinking wine and brandy,
Way, haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

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