Vi Styrte Ut Över Atlanten (We Set Out Over the Atlantic)

We set out over the Atlantic - pull home! -
With a ship whose home-port was not so far from here.
Ch: Haul them home! Haul them home! Haul them home and belay!

Ho, be fine; ho, be right, every single man - pull home! -
Set sail to the masthead, and running free we set out.

Callao was our port, thence we go - pull home! -
Like a louse on a tarry fist, O ho ho!

The provisions exhausted, the skipper he swore - pull home! -
We starved and we froze nigh unto death.

English translation
From Songs of the Sea by Stan Hugill (1977)