Paroles et musique traditionnelles

The bully boat’s a-coming

can’t you hear the paddle roaring ?

Chorus: Ranzo Ranzo Hooray Hooray

The bully boat’s a-coming

down the river she’s a-bowling.

 

Chorus: To Me, Hilo me Ranzo Ray

 

The bully boat’s a-coming

down the Mississippi floating

The bully boat’s a-coming

and the girls are all awaiting.

 

I’m bound away to leave you

but I never will deceive you,

I’m bound away to leave you,

my half pay I will leave you.

 

We’re bound for Yokohama

with a load of grand pianos

We’re bound for ol’Gibralta

with a load of brick and mortar

 

We’re bound for Valparaiso

with a load of rusty razors,

We’re bound for Buenos Aires

with a load of green canaries.

 

We’re bound for Santiago

with a load of German lager,

When I get back to see you

its with kisses I will greet you

 

We’re roamed the whole world over,

and soon we’ll be off Dover,

We’re roamed the whole world over,

like a proper deep sea rover

 

The bully boat’s a-coming

can’t you hear the mate a-calling,

The bully boat’s a-coming

and soon we will be docking.