Huckleberry Hunting

(We'll Ranzo-Way)

O the boys and the girls
went a huckleberry hunting
Ch: To my way-ay ah!
O, the girls began to cry,
and the boys they stop'd hunting
Ch: To my hi-lo, we'll ran-zo-way

Then a little girl ran off,
And a boy he ran after,
And the little girl fell down
And he saw her little garter.

He said, "I'll be your beau
If you'll have me for a feller,"
But the little girl said "No,
For my sweetheart's Johnny Miller."

From Sea Songs and Shanties by W. B. Whall (1910, 1912, 1913, 1920)

The boys and the girls went a huckleberry hunting
Ch: To my way.. ay.. ay.. yah!
All the boys and the girls went a huckleberry hunting
Ch: To my Hilo, my Ran-zo-ray

From English Folk-Chanteys by Cecil Sharp (1914)

Oh! what did you give fer yer fine leg o' mutton
Ch: to me way ay-ay you Ranzo
Ohh what did yer give fer yer fine leg o' mutton
Ch: To me Hi-lo; me Ranzo way...

Titled "Oh! What did you give for your fine leg o' mutton?"
From Songs of Sea Labour by Frank T. Bullen & W. F. Arnold (1914)