Coal Black Rose

Ch: Oh my Rosy, Coal black Rose
Don't you hear de banjo Pink a pong apong
Ch: Oh my Rosy, Coal black Rose

From Songs of Sea Labour by Frank T. Bullen & W. F. Arnold (1914)

Oh my Rosy, Coal black Rose
Don't you hear the banjo jing-a-jing-jing
Ch: Oh my Rosy, Coal black Rose

Rung up like a banjo string

The yard is a-moving, holly-holly-ho

The matey comes a ding-a-ding-dang

Up aloft from down below

Up to the shiv-hole she must go

Shake and break her blast ya' soul

One more pull and then belay

Verses from Tom Sullivan's recording