Pay Me My Money Down

Your money, young man, is no object to me.
Ch: Pay me the money down.
Half-a-crown's no great demand.

Ch: Pay me the money down.
All: Money down, money down;
Pay me the money down.

From The Music of the Waters by Laura Alexandrine Smith (1888)

Your money, young man, is no object to me
Ch: Pay me the money down!
Oh, money down, oh money down,
Ch: Pay me the money down!

I went for a cruise, boys, around the town,
I there met a gal called Sally Brown.

I put my arm around her waist,
Sez she, "Young man, yer in great haste.

My price for love is half a crown,
An' money down, 'tis real money down."

Oh, the Yankee dollar some gits for their pay,
Will buy us rum, boys, for many a day.

A dollar a day is a white man's pay,
Stowin' cotton all the day.

Oh, if I had silver dollars galore,
I'd pack me bags and stay on shore.

I wisht I had ten thousand pound,
I'd sail this ol' world, around an' around.

I wisht I wuz Ol' Stormy's son,
I'd build a ship o' a thousan' ton.

We'd stay at the ports where we wuz in,
Drinkin'; beer an' whisky an' gin.

When the ship it ties up an' the voyage is through,
I wants me pay, sir, every sou.

From Shanties From the Seven Seas by Stan Hugill (1961)

The bumboatman he said to me,
"Bottles o' rum I don't give free."

My fancy gal she said to me,
"I don't give me give me favours free."

The Madam said to me one day,
"You've had yer fun so don't delay."

The tailorman he said to me,
"Ye'll pay me 'fore ye leave for sea."

The judge he said, "Look 'here you mug,
Ye'll pay yer fine or ye'll go to jug!"

Additional verses from Harding
From Shanties From the Seven Seas by Stan Hugill (1961)