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Boston Harbor


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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.