Traditional Sea Shanties & Sea Songs
Rio Grande

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Rio Grande

Was you ever in Rio Grande?
Heave away for Rio!
It's there that the river flows down golden sand!
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!
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Then away, boys, away,
Away down Rio,
So fare thee well, my pretty young girl,
We're bound for the Rio Grande.

2. So it's pack up your sea-chest an' get underway,
Heave away for Rio!
The girls we are leavin' can have our half-pay.
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!
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3. Our ship went sailin' over the bar,
Heave away for Rio!
We've pointed her bow to the southern stars.
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!
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4. You Liverpool judies, we'll have you to know,
Heave away for Rio!
We're bound to the south'ard and glad for to go.
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!
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5. We're a Liverpool ship & a Liverpool crew,
Heave away for Rio!
You can stick to the coast but I'm damned if we do!
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!
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6. Goodbye to Ellen and Molly and Sue,
Heave away for Rio!
You park lane judies, it's goodbye to you.
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!
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