Blow the Man Down
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Blow the Man Down







Blow the Man Down

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down
To me way aye blow the man down
Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away,
Give me some time to blow the man down!

As I was a walking down Paradise Street
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet.

She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow,
So I took in all sail and cried, "Way enough now."

So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow,
And yardarm to yardarm away we did go.

But as we were going she said unto me,
"There's a spanking full-rigger just ready for sea."
But as soon as that packet was clear of the bar,
The mate knocked me down with the end of a spar.

It's starboard and larboard on deck you will sprawl,
For Kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball.

So I give you fair warning before we belay,
Don't ever take head of what pretty girls say.

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Probably the most famous of the halyard shanties. The old melody
rarely varies, but there are many different versions of the
words.
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Info: LYRICS:
1. Come all ye young fellows who follow the sea,
(to me! Wey hey, blow the man down)
And pray pay attention and listen to me
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

2. I'm a deep water sailor just in from Hong Kong
(to me! Wey hey, blow the man down)
If you buy me a drink, then I'll sing you a song
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

Chorus:
Blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down
Wey hey, blow the man down
Blow him right back into Liverpool town
Give me some time to blow the man down

3. There's tinkers and tailors and soldiers and all
(To me! Wey hey, blow the man down)
They all ship for sailors on board the Black Ball
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

4. You'll see those poor devils how they will all scoot
(Wey hey, blow the man down)
Assisted along by the toe of a boot
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

Chorus

5. It's starboard and larboard on deck they will sprawl
(To me! Wey hey, blow the man down)
For kickin' Jack Williams commands the Black Ball
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

6. Lay aft now, ya lubbers, lay aft now I say
(To me! Wey hey, blow the man down)
I'll none of yer dodges on my ship today
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

Chorus

7. So I'll give you fair warning before we belay
(To me! Wey hey, blow the man down)
Don't ever take heed of what chantymen say
(Give me some time to blow the man down)

Chorus
Number of Pages:1
Difficulty:Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
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Style: Traditional (View more Traditional Music)
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