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Heave Away Me Johnnies (Shanneyganock)
See also: Heave Away, My Johnny (Liam Clancy)

There's some that's bound for New York Town,
And more that's bound for France;
Heave away, me Johnnies --- heave away.
And there's more that's bound for the Bengal Bay,
To teach them whales to dance;
Heave away, me Johnny boys ---
we're all bound to go.

Now the pilot he is waiting for,
The turning of the tide;
Heave away, me Johnnies --- heave away.
And then, me boys, we'll be gone again,
With a good and westerly wynd;
Heave away, me Johnny boys ---
we're all bound to go.

Come all you hard working sailor lads,
Who around the horn has stormed;
Heave away, me Johnnies --- heave away.
Be sure of your boats and your oilskins,
Or you'll wish you never was born;
Heave away, me Johnny boys ---
we're all bound to go.

Farewell to you, you Kingston girls,
Farewell to St Andrews dock;
Heave away, me Johnnies --- heave away.
And if ever we return again,
We'll make your cradles rock;
Heave away, me Johnny boys ---
we're all bound to go.
Heave away, me Johnny boys ---
we're all bound to go.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional windlass or capstan shanty, Heave Away, My Johnnies and/or We're All Bound To Go ....####
This variant was recorded by Shanneyganock (Set You Free, trk#12, 2004 CD, Avondale Music, St John's, NL, Executive producer, Lyle Drake, produced by Patrick Moran, recorded and engineered at Great Big Studio by Spencer Crewe).

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