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The Ebenezer


courtesy of - It's about the sailors on the Ebenezer and the characters on the crew - It also mentions the work done aboard the ship

I shipped on board of the Ebenezer 

Every day you scrub and grease her

Send us aloft to scrape her down 

And if we growl they’ll knock us down

Oh get along boys get along do 

Be han–dy boys be han-dy

Our first mates name was Dickie Green, Sir, 

The dirtiest man you ever seen sir

Walkin’ the quarter with a bucko cap 

He thought himself no common chap  CHORUS

A Boston buck for second greaser, 

He used to ship in Limejuice greasers

The lime juice greasers got to hot; 

He made a jump for Boston dock   CHORUS

We had no spuds for our dinner 

As sure as I’m a livin’ sin-ner

Our bread was tough as any brass 

Our meat was as salty as Lot’s wife’s ass 
CHORUS ( repeat)  

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.