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All For Me Grog (Anchors Aweigh) tabs, MIDI, video
#490: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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Well, it's all for me grog, me jolly, jolly grog,
It's all for me beer and tobacco;
For I spent all me tin on the lassies drinkin' gin,
Far across the western ocean I must wander.

Oh, where are me boots, me noggin', noggin' boots?
They're all gone for beer and tobacco;
For the heels they are worn out, and the toes are kicked about,
And the soles are looking out for better weather.

Well, it's all for me grog, me jolly, jolly grog,
It's all for me beer and tobacco;
For I spent all me tin on the lassies drinkin' gin,
Far across the western ocean I must wander.

Oh, where is me shirt, me noggin', noggin' shirt?
It's all gone for beer and tobacco;
For the collar is all worn, and the sleeves they are all torn,
And the tail is lookin' out for better weather.

Well, it's all for me grog, me jolly, jolly grog,
It's all for me beer and tobacco;
For I spent all me tin on the lassies drinkin' gin,
Far across the western ocean I must wander.

Well, I'm sick in the head and I haven't been to bed,
Since I first came ashore for me slumber;
For I spent all me dough on the lassies, don't you know,
Far across the western ocean I must wander,

Well, it's all for me grog, me jolly, jolly grog,
It's all for me beer and tobacco;
For I spent all me tin on the lassies drinkin' gin,
Far across the western ocean I must wander,
Far across the western ocean I must wander.

####..... Author unknown. Traditional sea shanty .....####
Collected in 1943 from Richard Hartlan of South-East Passage, Nova Scotia, by Helen Creighton [1899-1989] and published as #64, Western Ocean, in Songs And Ballads From Nova Scotia (Dover, 1966). Creighton speculated that this may have originally been a music hall song.

The video above features a variant arranged and recorded by Anchors Aweigh of Rocky Harbour, NL (Stay The Course, trk#8, 1999, Big Bully productions, Corner Brook, NL; Homebrew 2, trk#9, 2001, Avalon Music, St John's, NL; Singalongs & Shanties, trk#2, 2007, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).


See more songs by Anchors Aweigh.

A variant was arranged and recorded by Sim And Friends (Bottle Of Wine, trk#2, 2004, Recorded at Sim Savory's studio in Belleoram, NL).

Also recorded by Schooner Fare (Finnegan's Wake, 1995)


See more songs by Schooner Fare.

The video below features a variant arranged and recorded by Harry Hibbs (A Fifth Of Harry Hibbs, trk#7, 1971, Arc Sound Ltd, Toronto, Ontario).

See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

#1349: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a variant arranged and recorded by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia.

#313: YouTube video by raymondcrooke
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

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Chorus:
Well, it's [C] all for me grog, me [F] jolly, jolly [C] grog,
It's all for me beer and to- [G7] bacco;
For I [C] spent all me tin on the [F] lassies drinkin' [C] gin,
Far across the western ocean I must [G7] wan- [C] der.

Oh, where are me boots, me [F] noggin', noggin' [C] boots?
They're all gone for beer and to- [G7] bacco;
For the [C] heels they are worn out, and the [F] toes are kicked [C] about,
And the soles are looking out for better [G7] weath- [C] er.

Chorus:
Well, it's [C] all for me grog, me [F] jolly, jolly [C] grog,
It's all for me beer and to- [G7] bacco;
For I [C] spent all me tin on the [F] lassies drinkin' [C] gin,
Far across the western ocean I must [G7] wan- [C] der.

Oh, where is me shirt, me [F] noggin', noggin' [C] shirt?
It's all gone for beer and to- [G7] bacco;
For the [C] collar is all worn, and the [F] sleeves they are all [C] torn,
And the tail is lookin' out for better [G7] weath- [C] er.

Well, I'm sick in me head and I [F] haven't been to [C] bed,
Since I first came ashore for me [G7] slumber;
For I [C] spent all me dough on the [F] lassies, don't you [C] know,
Far across the western ocean I must [G7] wand- [C] er.

Chorus:
Well, it's [C] all for me grog, me [F] jolly, jolly [C] grog,
It's all for me beer and to- [G7] bacco;
For I [C] spent all me tin on the [F] lassies drinkin' [C] gin,
Far across the western ocean I must [G7] wan- [C] der.
Far across the western ocean I must [G7] wan- [C] der.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~

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