Cant Ye Hilo? (short drag)

Interesting Facts about Young Girls Cant You Hilo

The “Cant Ye Hilo” is a hauling shanty. According to Stan Hugill, it has West Indian origin, and he gets this shanty from his West Indian friend Harding the Barbarian, Barbadian.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 265).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 265).

The Record of the Cant Ye Hilo?

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

Cant You Hilo? - Short Drag Shanty

The musical notation

Cant Ye Hilo - music notation

The full lyrics

Cant Ye Hilo?

Young gals love to dance wi’ Jack,
– Young gals can’t ye Hilo?
I have al-ways had me whack,
– Young gals can’t ye Hilo?

* 2 *

Youn gals, good gals, bad gals, O!
I will take ’em all in tow,

* 3 *

Love ’em both old an’ young,
Thin gals, fat gals, let ’em all come.

* 4 *

When I wuz a young man in me prime,
I chased them coloured gals all the time.

* 5 *

Dance, gals dance, till the break o’ day,
Let’s all dance our cares away.

* 6 *

High brown, dark brown, yeller gals, O!
Let’s all go on a big Hilo!

* 7 *

Young gals, young gals, young gals, O,
Rouse ‘er up an’ let’s Hilo!

Related to this sea shanty

Donkey Riding (Stamp-n-go)

Drunken Sailor A (Stamp-n-go)

Young Girls Cant You Hilo? (short drag)

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