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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Heave away, heave away!
I'd rather court a yellow gal than work for Henry Clay.
Heave away, heave away!
Yellow gal, I want to go,
I'd rather court a yellow gal than work for Henry Clay.
Heave away!
Yellow gal, I want to go!
WHISKY JOHNNY*
As we sailed on the water blue. Whisky Johnny!
A good long pull and a strong one too, Whisky for my Johnny!
Whisky killed my brother Tom, Whisky Johnny! I drink whisky all day long, Whisky for my Johnny!
Whisky made me pawn my clothes, Whisky Johnny!
*We arc indebted for words and air to Carl Sandburg and through him to Robert Frost. Three stanzas are quoted from the Post Statesman of San Francisco.
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