Traditional Sea Shanties & Sea Songs
John Kanaka

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

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John Kanaka

I heard, I heard, the old man say,
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
Today, today is a holiday,
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!

Chorus:
Tu-lai-ay, Oh! Tu-lai-ay!
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!

2. We'll work tomorrow, but no work today,
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
We'll work tomorrow, but no work today.
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
Chorus:

3. We're bound away for 'Frisco Bay,
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
We're bound away at the break of day.
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
Chorus:

4. We're bound away around Cape Horn,
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
We wish to Christ we'd never been born!
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
Chorus:

5. O haul, oh haul, oh haul away,
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
O haul away, an' make yer pay!
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-ay!
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