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This is my arrangement of a traditional American sea shanty, featuring some clawhammer banjo - which is not so traditional. I tweaked the last verse about the Girls' lack of clothing myself for performances with Saint Petersurg's "Shanty Choir Tallship MIR". Gives the group a chance to "hoot 'n holler" a bit, which tends to get audiences stoked up.

For more nautical and other acoustic music, visit my site at (robertpalomo.com).

FREEBIE, folks - $$ appreciated but optional. Any proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (msf.org). ENJOY and sail on!

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Well Cape Cod girls don't use no combs
Heave away, haul away
They combs their hair with codfish bones
And we're bound away
For Australia

CHORUS:
Well heave her up my bully bully boys
Heave away, haul away
Heave her up and don't you make a noise
We are bound away
For Australia

Cape Cod boys don't have no sleds
Heave away, haul away
They slides downhill on codfish heads
And we're bound away
For Australia

Cape Cod dames don't wear no frills
Heave away, haul away
They're bony and thin like codfish gills
And we're bound away
For Australia

Now them Cape Cod cats don't have no tails
Heave away, haul away
They lost them all in them Nor'east gales
And we're bound away
For Australia

The Cape Cod folks don't have no ills
Heave away, haul away
Cape Cod doctors feed 'em codfish pills
And we're bound away
For Australia

Now them Cape Cod girls don't wear no clothes
Heave away, haul away
We'd keep them warm when the north wind blows
But we're bound away
For Australia

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released April 13, 2016
Performed and produced by Robert Palomo Jr.
Banjo is a 1924 Vega Style F

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Robert Palomo - New Old Sea Shanties & Songs Saint Petersburg, Russia

Robert Palomo is an American singer-songwriter based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia where he has lived for 20 years.

A multi-instrumentalist with a passion for acoustic music, he is recording songs he has written over several decades, plus new ones that keep popping up.

His latest project is original maritime folk songs.

His is a different story - do follow along!
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