courtesy of www.SailorSongs.com
From Boston harbor we set sail
And the wind was blowin' the devil of a gale
With the ring-tail set all about the mizzen peak
And the dolphin striker plowin' up the deep
CHORUS sung after every verse:
With a big bow wow, tow row row
Fal dee rall dee di do day.
The up steps the skipper from down below
And he looks aloft, boys, and he looks a low
And he looks a low and he looks aloft
And it's tighten up your ropes, boys, fore and aft.
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.