Interesting Facts about the Heave Away Boys Heave Away B
“Heave Away Boys Heave Away B” is another song on Stan Hugill’s “Shanties From The Seven Seas” which opens the family of the shanties with the word “heave”, strangely, this song is not for to heave, it is the opposite, it is a hauling song specifically is the halyard shanty. This version is specifically of the West Indies origin. Stan Hugill learned this song from a shantyman known as Harry Lauder of St. Lucia, B.W.I in 1932. Stan Hugill has a theory that the word “heave” on this song comes from, that son in the past was used by Negro Stevedoores of Mobile Bay and elsewhere at the jackscrews when stowing cotton aboard the old wooden ships.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 309).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 309).
The Record of the Heave Away Boys Heave Away B
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The musical notation
The full lyrics
Heave Away Boys Heave Away B
Oh! I love the sailor an’ the sailor loves me,
– HE–AVE away, boys, HE-AVE away!
He comes to my window ev’ry mornin’ at three,
– HE–AVEaway, boys, HE–AVE away!
* 2 *
An’ when we are happy we tolls de ol’bell,
An’ when we is sad yiz can all go to hell,
* 3 *
I love fat widow down Rotherhithe way,
An’ when she next sees me, to me she will say.
* 4 *
‘Oh, Johnny I’ve waited for you to return,
So I can spend freely all the money you earn.’
* 5 *
Oh, roll the ol’ chariot, long may she roll,
Why don’t the mate shake ‘er, oh, God damn his soul.
* 6 *
Oh, heave away, bullies, for ol’ Mobile Bay,
The gals there will help yer to spend yer pay-day.
* 7 *
When I was a young man an’ well in me prime,
I’d love all them yaller gals two at a time.
* 8 *
But now I’m an old man an, don’t feel so young,
I’d sooner have lashin’s an’ lashin’s o’ rum!
* 9 *
Oh, I,ve got a sister nine foot tall,
She sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall.