Blow, Boys, Blow

(A Yankee Ship; Blow, Bullies, Blow)

A Yankee ship came down the river,
Ch: Blow, boys, blow!
Her masts and spars they shine like silver
Ch: Blow, my bully boys, blow!

How do you know she's a Yankee liner?
The Stars and Stripes float out behind her.

And who d'you think is captain of her?
Why, Bully Hayes is the captain of her.

And who d'you think is the mate aboard her?
Santander James is the mate aboard her.

Santander James, he's a rocket from hell, boys,
He'll ride you down as you ride the spanker.

And what d'you think they've got for dinner?
Pickled eels' feet and bullock's liver.

Then blow, my bullies, all together,
Blow, my boys, for better weather.

Blow to-day and blow to-morrow,
And blow for all tars in sorrow.

From Roll and Go by Joanna Carver Colcord (1924)