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Hanging Johnny

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Hanging Johnny

Long Drag Shanty
They call me hanging Johnny,
Away, boys, away!
They say I hang for money!
So hang, boys, hang down!

2. They say I hanged my mother,
Away, boys, away!
My sisters and my brothers
So hang, boys, hang down!

3. They say I hanged my granny,
Away, boys, away!
I strung her up so canny
So hang, boys, hang down!

4. They say I hung a copper,
Away, boys, away!
I gave him the long dropper
So hang, boys, hang down!

5. I'd hang the mates and skippers,
Away, boys, away!
I'd hang 'em by their flippers
So hang, boys, hang down!

6. A rope, a beam, a ladder,
Away, boys, away!
I'll hang ye all together
So hang, boys, hang down!

7. Hang `em from the yardarm,
Away, boys, away!
Hang the sea and buy a pigfarm
So hang, boys, hang down!

8. They say I hang for money,
Away, boys, away!
Hanging ain't bloody funny
So hang, boys, hang down!

9. They call me hanging Johnny,
Away, boys, away!
Ain't never hanged nobody
So hang, boys, hang down!