Blow the Man Down

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O! Blow the man down, bullies. Blow the man down.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
O! Blow the man down bullies. Blow him right down.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

2. Come all ye young fellows that follows the sea.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
I'll sing ye a song if ye'll listen to me.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

3. 'Twas in a Black Baller I first served my time.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
And in a Black Baller I wasted my prime.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

4. 'Tis when a Black Baller's preparing for sea.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
The sights in the forecastle is funny to see.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

5. When a big Black Ball liner's a-leaving her dock
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
The boys and the girls on the pier-head do flock
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

6. With sodgers and tailors and Dutchmen and all.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
As ships for prime seamen aboard the Black Ball.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

7. Now, when the big liner, she's clear of land
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
Our bosun he roars out the word of command
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

8. But when the Black Baller gets o' the land.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
It's then as ye'll hear the sharp word o' command.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

9. O! It's muster ye sodgers and tailors and sich.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
And hear your name called by a son of a bitch.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

10. It's "fore-topsail halyards", the Mate he will roar.
Way! Hey! Blow the man down!
O, lay along smartly, you son of a whore.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

11. O, lay along smartly each lousy recruit.
Way! Hey! Blow th' man down!
Or it's lifted ye'll be with the toe of a boot.
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

12. Pay attention to orders, now, you one and all
Way! Hey! Blow th' man down!
For see high above there flies the Black Ball
Give us the time and we'll blow the man down!

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