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Boney

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Boney

Long Drag Shanty
Boney was a warrior
Away, a- yah!
A warrior and a terrier
Jean Francois!*

2. Boney fought the Russians
Away, a- yah!
The Russians and the Prussians.
Jean Francois!

3. Moscow was a-blazing
Away, a- yah!
And Boney was a-raging.
Jean Francois!

4. Boney went to Elba
Away, a- yah!
Boney he came back again.
Jean Francois!

5. Boney went to Waterloo
Away, a- yah!
There he got his overthrow.
Jean Francois!

6. Then they took him off again
Away, a- yah!
Aboard the Billy Ruffian.
Jean Francois!

7. He went to Saint Helena,
Away, a- yah!
There he was a prisoner,
Jean Francois!

8. Boney broke his heart and died
Away, a- yah!
Away in Saint Helena
Jean Francois!

9. Give her the t'gan's'ls
Away, a- yah!
Its a weary way to Baltimore.
Jean Francois!

10. Drive her, Cap'n, drive her
Away, a- yah!
And bust the chafing leather.
Jean Francois!
* Can be Anglicized with "John Franswor!" Read the French lyrics to