Paroles et musique traditionnelles

Oh, I thought I heard the Ol’ Man say

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

Oh, oh Tomorrow you will get your pay

An’ it’s time for us to leave her!

 

Chorus:

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

Oooh! Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

For the voyage is done and the winds don’t blow

An’ it’s time for us to leave her

 

Chorus

 

The work was hard an’ the voyage was long

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

The sea was high an’ the gales was strong

An’ it’s time for us to leave her!

 

Chorus

 

The wind was full and the sea ran high

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

She shipped it green and none went by

An’ it’s time for us to leave her!

 

Chorus

 

The grub was bad and the wages low

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

But now once more, aschore we’ll go

An’ it’s time for us to leave her!

 

Chorus

 

Oh, the times was hard, all work, no pay

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

To Liverpool Docks from Frisco Bay

An’ it’s time for us to leave her!

 

Chorus

 

Come an’ sing, me bullies, this farewell song

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

A bully old song an’ it won’t take long

An’ it’s time for us to leave her!