#02337
Heave Away (The Fables) with lyrics and videos
See also: Heave Away (Traditional)

         #803: YouTube video by xxLastYear ©2009
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Come get your duds in order 'cause we're bound across the water,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away .
Come get your duds in order 'cause we're bound to leave tomorrow,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

Sometimes we're bound for Liverpool, sometimes we're bound for Spain,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away.
But now we're bound for ol' St. John's where all the girls are dancing,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

I wrote me love a letter, I was on the Jenny Lynn,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away
I wrote me love a letter and I signed it with a ring,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

Sometimes we're bound for Liverpool, sometimes we're bound for Spain,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away.
But now we're bound for ol' St. John's where all the girls are dancing,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

So it's farewell, Nancy darling, 'cause it's now I'm going to leave ya,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away.
You promised that you'd marry me, but how you did deceive me,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

Sometimes we're bound for Liverpool, sometimes we're bound for Spain,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away.
But now we're bound for ol' St. John's where all the girls are dancing,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

Sometimes we're bound for Liverpool, sometimes we're bound for Spain,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away.
But now we're bound for ol' St. John's where all the girls are dancing,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

Sometimes we're bound for Liverpool, sometimes we're bound for Spain,
Heave away, me jollies, heave away.
But now we're bound for ol' St. John's where all the girls are dancing,
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.
Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away.

####.... Author unknown. Original Newfoundland song ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by The Fables (Tear The House Down, trk#18, 1998, First City Productions/Actual Music, St. John's, NL).

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A variant was collected in 1979 from Pius Power, Sr. of Southeast Bight, NL, by Genevieve Lehr and Anita Best and published as #49 in Come And I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook, p.86, edited by Genevieve Lehr (University of Toronto Press ©1985/2003)

Genevieve Lehr noted that this is a song which was often used to establish a rhythm for hauling up the anchors aboard the fishing schooners. Many of these 'heave-up shanties' were old ballads or contemporary ones, and very often topical verses were made up on the spur of the moment and added to the song to make the song last as long as the task itself. Lehr also noted that in the third verse it is sometimes Maggie [Nancy] who does the deceiving.

The YouTube video below features a recording of a variant by The Punters (Said She Couldn't Dance / The Punters, trk#13, 1998, Loggerhead Records, Toronto, Ontario); and (Certified Traditional Music, trk#6, 2010, Loggerhead Records, Toronto, Ontario).


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     #1518: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic ©2011
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The YouTube video below features a duplicate recording by The Fables (Tear The House Down, trk#18, 1998, First City Productions/Actual Music, St. John's, NL).

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          #586: YouTube video by dmmusic101 ©2008
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