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Johnny Poker (Traditional hauling shanty)
See also: Jolly Poker (Stuffed Squid)
And also: Haul Her Along (Celtic Connection)
And also: Big Bank (Ocean's Away)

Oh, it's to me, Johnny Poker,
Another jit will do 'er;
And it's to me, Johnny Poker,
Haul, boys, haul.

Oh, it's to me, Johnny Poker,
We'll rock and roll 'er over;
And it's to me, Johnny Poker,
Haul, boys, haul.

Oh, it's to me, Johnny Poker,
We'll haul dis heavy joker;
And it's to me, Johnny Poker,
Haul, boys, haul.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional English shanty sung during whale landings, anchor raisings, and boat haulings to help everyone pull in unison. ....####
Found on-line at the Winterton Boat Building Museum, Winterton, NL.

Another Newfoundland Labrador song with Johnny Poker in the lyrics is: Big Bank by Oceans Away.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English: Jit - to nudge, jog, jar (a person).



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