Haul Er Away! A

Interesting Facts about the Haul Er Away! A

“Haul Er Away! A” it is the halyard song (long drag) shanty very close to “Cheerily Man”. Under the title of “Sally Rackett” was well served as a cargo-working song among the timber stowers of Quebec and elsewhere. This song is of West Indian origin, hailing either from Barbados or Jamaica. Stan Hugill learned this beautiful song from Harding Barbadian from Barbados.
This song will be reconstructed as the halyard (long drag) shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 316).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 316, 317).

The Record of the Haul Er Away! A

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.

Haul Er Away! A - Halyard Shanty

The musical notation

Haul Er Away! A - music notation

The full lyrics

Haul Er Away! A

Little Nancy Dawson,
– Haul’ er away!
She’s got flannel drawers on,
– Haul’ er away!
So sez our ol’ Bosun,
– Haul’ er away!
Wid a hauley high-O!
– Haul’ er away!

* 2 *

Little Sally Rackett,
She shipped in a packet,
An’she never did regret it,
Wid a Hauley high-O!

* 3 *

Little Betty Baker
Ran off wid a Quaker,
Guess her Mum could shake ‘er,
Wid a hauley …

* 4 *

Little Susie Skinner
Sez she’s a beginner,
But prefers it to ‘er dinner.

* 5 *

Little Flo Fanana
Slipped on a banana,
Now she can’t play the pianner.

* 6 *

Little Rose Riddle
Broke her brand new fiddle,
Got a hole right in the middle.

* 7 *

Little Polly Walker
Ran offf with a hawker,
Oh, he was a corker.

* 8 *

Little Kitty Karson
Ran off with a parson,
Now sh’s got a little parson.

* 9 *

Little Dolly Duckett
Washes in a bucket,
She’s tart but doesn’t look it.

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