Stand to your Ground

Sally am de gal day I lub dearly
Ch: Way, sing Sally;
O Sally am de gal day I lub dearly
Ch: Hilo, John Brown, stand to your ground.

Sally am de gal day I love dearly
Her cheek so red an' her hair so curly

Sally she a 'Badian bright mulatto;
Seven long year I courted Sally.

Stand to your ground and walk him up lively
Or de mate come around a dingin' an' a dangin'.

Nebber min' de weather, but keep yo' legs togedder,
Fair land o' Canaan soon be a-showing.

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

Blackbird sang unto the Crow,
Ch:
Away! Hey! Sally!

It's soon I'll be taking you in tow,
Ch:
Hilo Johnny, Stand Your Ground!

Sing, you Blackbird, sing your song!
Sing you Blackbird! Hilo Johnny, Stand Your Ground!

Blackbird sang unto the Crow,
You'll bring your whole crew down below.

Crow flew away to Mobile Town,
To see his true love, Sally Brown.

Sally's the girl that I adore,
She'll drink you skint then ask for more.

Blackbird sang the Crow said caw!
Got to set this sail by half past four.

Hoist her high, boys, high and dry.
We'll hoist her up then we'll drink our rye.

When there's no sun the hens don't lay,
And if we don't pull we'll get no pay.

One more the pull, the old crow cried,
We've got to hurry to catch the the tide.

As sung by Seán Dagher