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Blow the Man Down

Blow the Man Down published on

I’ll sing you a song, a good song of the sea
Way hey blow the man down
I trust that you’ll join in the chorus with me
Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down
Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away

As I was a walking down Paradise Street
A saucy young damsel I chanced for to meet.

She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow,
I took in all sail and cried, “Way enough now.”

So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow
And yardarm to yardarm away we did go.

But as we were going she said unto me
“There’s a spanking full-rigger just ready for sea.”

But as soon as that packet was clear of the bar
The mate knocked me down with the end of a spar.

It’s starboard and larboard on deck you will sprawl
For Kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball.

So I give you fair warning before we belay,
Don’t ever take head of what pretty girls say.

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