Haul Er Away! B

Interesting Facts about the Haul Er Away! B

“Haul Er Away! B” it is the halyard song (long drag) shanty very close to “Cheerily Man”. The tune of this song according to Stan Hugill have common elements with the Jamaican song “Missy Ramgoat”, and “Hill an’ Gully Rider”. Both those songs have been featured in the film “Moby Dick”, and later spliced into the West Indian work song “Banana Boat” and turned into a “Pop” song. This version, also West Indies, part of this song appears in the Francis Allyn Olmsted book “Incidents of a Whaling Voyage” – 1840, so it appears to be fairly old.
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 317).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 317).

The Record of the Haul Er Away! B

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! B - Halyard Shanty

The musical notation

Haul Er Away! B - music notation

The full lyrics

Haul Er Away! B

Young Sally Rackett, she shipped in a packet,
– HAUL ‘er away, oh, HAUL ‘er away!
Horraw, hooraw for ol’ Sally Racket,
– HAUL ‘er away, oh, HAUL ‘er away!

* 2 *

Miss Nancy Dawson, she’s got flannel drawers on!
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Nancy Dawson,

* 3 *

Little Miss Muffet, she sat on a tuffet.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Miss Muffet,

* 4 *

Nancy Fernaner, she married a barber.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Nancy Fernaner,

* 5 *

Sussy Skinner, she sure is a winner.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Sussy Skinner,

* 6 *

Young Kitty Carson ran off with a parson.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Kitty Carson,

* 7 *

Ol’ Missus Ducket, she lived in a bucket.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Missus Ducket,

* 8 *

Betsy Baker, she married a Quaker.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Betsy Baker,

* 9 *

Polly Riddle, she broke her new fiddle.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Polly Riddle,

* 10 *

Little Miss Walker’s a hell o’ a talker.
Hooraw, horraw for ol’ Miss Walker,

* 11 *

We all love the gals, oh, rouse an’ shake ‘er,
Hooraw, horraw for the gals o’ Jamaicker!

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