Cheerly, Man

Cheerly, Man

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of American Sailormen, by Joanna Colcord


Oh, Sally Racket, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Pawned my best jacket, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
And sold the ticket, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man,
O! Haulee, Hi-oh,
Cheerly, man!


Oh, Nancy Dawson, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
She's got a notion, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
For our old bo'sun, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man,
O! Haulee, Hi-oh,
Cheerly, man!


Oh, Betsey Baker, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Lived in Long Acre, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Married a Quaker, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man,
O! Haulee, Hi-oh,
Cheerly, man!


Oh, Kitty Carson, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Jilted the parson, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Married a mason, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man,
O! Haulee, Hi-oh,
Cheerly, man!


Avast there, avast, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Make the fall fast, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man!
Make it well fast, Hi-oh!
Cheerly, man,
O! Haulee, Hi-oh,
Cheerly, man!