Heave Away


COLLECTED FROM GEORGE PATTISON

HEAVE AWAY

Capstan
George Pattison
Cape de Couedie Lighthouse
Kangaroo Island
South Australia
4 Dec 1924 (and 1941)

Clive Carey SS423

Some days we’re bound for Liverpool, some days we’re bound away
Heave away my Johnnies, Heave away.
Some days we’re bound for Liverpool, some days we’re bound away
Heave away my Jolly boys; we’re all bound away.

We will leave the pretty girls and sail across the seas
Old salt horse and pantiles hard is the fare for you and me

We’re sailing in a limejuice ship; we’ll get our pint and pound
We’ll cross the Line and Gulf Stream and on to Puget Sound

Around the Horn and home again, for that is a sailor’s way
But oh, the grog and girls we’ll have when it is our pay day

Hauling on the weather main brace, we’ll ease away the lee
And sail right into Liverpool Dock and then we’ll have a spree
This song is a rarity in as much as it seems to have been collected mostly in Newfoundland. It is mentioned but not included in Hugill’s