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A Cruising We Will Go


Behold upon the swelling seas

With streaming pennants gay

Our gallant ship invites the waves,

While glory leads the way


And a-cruising we will go, oho, oho, oho

And a-cruising we will go, oho, oho, oho

And a-cruising we will go ooooooho

And a-cruising we will go!

You beauteous maids your smiles

Bestow for if you prove unkind

How can we hope to beat the foe 

We leave our hearts behind.......  CHORUS

See Hardy's flag once more displayed,

Upon the deck he stands

Britannia's glory ne'er can fade,

Or tarnish in his hands ........ CHORUS

Britain to herself but true,

To France defiance hurled

Give peace, America, with you,

And war with all the world....... CHORUS 

The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.