Banks of the Sacramento

(Sacramento)

A bully ship and a bully crew
Ch: Doo-da, doo-da!
A bully mate and a captain too,
Ch: Doo-da, doo-da-day! Then
Blow, ye winds, Hi-oh,
For Californy-O!
There's plenty of gold, so I've been told,
On the banks of the Sacramento!

Round Cape Horn in the month of May,
Round Cape Horn in the month of May

We came to a land where the cocktail flows,
We came to a land where the cocktail flows

Came to a river and I couldn't get across,
Jumped on a black man, thought he was a hoss.

From Roll and Go by Joanna Carver Colcord (1924)

A charming maid I chanced to meet,
Ch: And a hoodah, hoo-dah-day!

Ch: Blow, boys, blow,
For Californi-o,
There's plenty of hold, so I've been told,
On the banks of the Sacramento

This maid was neat and fair to view,
Her hair was brown and her eyes were blue.

I asked her if she'd take a trip,
Down to the whard to see my ship.

She said "I have a sweetheart true,"
"And I will not leave him now for you."

From Songs Of The Sea & Sailors' Chanteys by Robert Frothingham (1924)
Attribution: Derivative of Stephen Foster's "Camptown Races"
Tags: American
DT Index: 498