John Brown's Body

John Brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave,

John Brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave,
Ch: Then it's hip, hip, hip, hur-rah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
Then it's hip, hip, hip, hurrah!

There's my girl with the blue dress on

John Brown's wife drinks whiskey in her tea!

From Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman by William Main Doerflinger (1951, '72, '91)
Categories: Heaving Shanties
Tags: March