Traditional Sea Shanties & Sea Songs
Cheerily Man

A Collection of lyrics for traditional Sea Shanties & Songs of the Sea.

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Cheerily Man

O Nancy Dawson, Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
She's got a notion Hio-o!

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Cheer'ly man;
For our old bo'sun, Hio!
Cheer'ly man, O!
Hauley, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man.

2. O Betsy Baker, Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
Lived in Long Acre, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man;
Married a Quaker. Hio!
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3. O Sally Rackett Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
Pawned my best jacket, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man;
And kept the ticket. Hio!
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4. O the ladies of town, Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
All soft as dawn, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man;
In their best gown. Hio!
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5. O Polly Hawkins, Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
With her white stocking, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man;
Beats all at talking. Hio!
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6. O Kitty Carson, Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
Jilted the parson, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man;
Married a mason. Hio!
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7. O haughty cocks, Hio!
Cheer'ly man;
O split the blocks, Hio-o!
Cheer'ly man;
O stretch her luff. Hio!
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