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A Manual Of Morris Dances Folk-songs And Singing Games With Sheet Music And Instructions

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The full version of the words is given by Captain Whall, and runs:
O fare you well, I wish you well!
Good bye, fare you well; good bye fare you well! O fare you well, my bonny young girls,
Hurrah my boys, we're homeward bound!
O don't you hear our old man say We're homeward bound this very day?
We're homeward bound, I hear the sound,
So heave at the capstan and make it spin round.
Our anchor's aweigh and our sails they are set, And the girls we are leaving we leave with regret.
She's a flash clipper packet and bound for to go; With the girls at her tow-rope she cannot say no.
* From'-SHIPS SEA SONGS AND SHANTIES" with the kind permission of the author Captain W. B. WHAM.
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