Haul Away Boys Haul Away!

Interesting the Haul Away Boys Haul Away!

“Haul Away Boys Haul Away!”, a hauling shanty, which according to Stan Hugill was the first time in print, in his book (“Shanties From The Seven Seas”). He learned this song from Harding Barbadian. He tells us, that Harding sang this song with a lot of wild yelps, and it was quite popular on West Indian ships.
The song will be reconstructed by myself as the halyard shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 357).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 357, 358).

The Record of the Haul Away Boys Haul Away!

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The musical notation

Haul Away Boys Haul Away! - music notation

The full lyrics

Haul Away Boys Haul Away!

Oooh! Haul away for the windy weather boys,
– HAUL away boys, HAUL away!
Ooh Haul away an’ pull tergether boys,
– HAUL away boys, HAUL away!

* 2 *

Oooh! Haul away an’ let’s git goin’, boys,
Ooooh! Haul away for the merchant’s money, boys,

* 3 *

Haul away like jolly young sailor-boys,
Haul away an’ roll her over, boys.

* 4 *

Oh! God made the bees an’ the bees made the honey, boys,
And’ God sent the food, but the Divil sent the cooks, boys.

* 5 *

Oooh! God made man an’ man made money, boys,
But the Divil sent the woman for to rob us of our money, boys.

* 6 *

Oooh! We’re rollin’ down to Cuba for a load up sugar, boys,
Rollin’ down to Cuba fer to meet our Creole doudous, boys.

* 7 *

Oooh! The packet’s now rollin’ down the river, boys,
As she rolls down her tops’ls shiver, boys.

* 8 *

An’ soon we’ll be in red-hot Cuba, boys,
Oh! Haul away an’ the wind ‘ll move her, boys.

* 9 *

Soon we’ll see our bright-eyed women, boys,
Ooh! Haul an’ shake her as she rolls, boys.

* 10 *

Haul away for finer weather, boys,
Ooooh! Haul away for the better weather, boys.

Related to this shanty

A Long Time Ago – Gordon Hitchcock version

Banks Of Sacramento – Patterson Halyard version

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