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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Give me some time to blow the man down, Blow the man down! bullies!
"You're off some clipper that flies the Black Ball,"
To me aye, aye—blow the man down!
"YouVe robbed some poor Dutchman of coats, boots, and all."
Blow the man down, etc.
"P'liceman, p'liceman, you do me much wrong," To me aye, aye—blow the man down! "I'm a peace party sailor just home from Hongkong," Blow the man down, etc.
They gave me six months in the Ledington jail, To me aye, aye—blow the man down! For kickin' an' fightin' and knockin' 'em down; Blow the man down, etc.
Other versions of "Blow the Man Down," the first quoted from the collection of William Doerfljnger:
As I was walkin' down Paradise Street,
To my aye, aye—blow the man down!
A handsome young damsel I chanced for to meet,
Blow the man down, etc.
I came alongside her and took her in tow, To my aye, aye—blow the man down! And broadside to broadside away we did go, Blow the man down, etc.
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Bryan O'Lynn had no breeches to wear, To my aye, aye—blow the man down! So we bought a sheepskin and made him a pair, Blow the man down, etc.
With the skinny side out and the woolly side in, To my aye, aye—blow the man down!
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