Blow Boys Blow (odd verses)

Interesting Facts about Blow Boys Blow (odd verses)

I was collected from page 229 of Stan Hugill’s book printed odd verses (Blow Boys Blow (odd verses)), they have been used, been sung by shantymen on various decks of sailing ships, so I do not see any reason to forget those verses and leave them unused. This is the reason why I cannot omit them, and I will be over the moon to sing them as a halyard shanty way as previous full versions of this shanty from the book.
This was a shanty in which the singer often repeated the solo lines, to string out on a long haul.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 226).

The lyrics:  “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 228, 229).

The Record of the Blow Boys Blow (odd verses)

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Blow Boys Blow (odd verses) - Halyard Shanty

The full lyrics

Blow Boys Blow (odd verses)

Blow,me boys, an’ blow tergether,
– BLOW, boys, BLOW!
Blow,me boys for better waether.
– BLOW, me bully boys, BLOW!

* 2 *

Blow, boys, blow, the cook’s drawin’ water,
A bob for the cook an’ a cheer for his daughter.

* 3 *

She files aloft the stripes an’ stars,
She has cotton canvas an’ pitchpine spars.

* 4 *

A yankee ship came down the river,
There’s the style to make ye shiver.

* 5 *

Blow, me boys, we’ve come to cheer yer.
Blow, me boys, we’ve come to cheer yer.

* 6 *

Another pull, ho, rock an’ shake ‘er.
For go she must an’ go we’ll make ‘er.

* 7 *

I though I heard the Old Man say
Another pull an’ then belay.

Related to this sea shanty

Blow Boys Blow (A)

Up Up My Boys Up A Hill

Blow Boys Blow (C)

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