Cape Cod Girls

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Left: from the Book of Shantys
Right: from Adam Johnson

Cape Cod girls they have no combs,
Haul away, haul away!
Combs their hair with cod fish bones.
And we're bound for south Australia!

2. Heave her up me bully, bully boys.
Haul away, haul away!
Heave her up and don't ye make no noise,
And we're bound for south Australia!

3. Cape Cod cats don't have no tails,
Haul away, haul away!
Lost them all in southeast gales.
And we're bound for south Australia!

4. Cap Cod kids don't have no sleds,
Haul away, haul away!
They slide down hills on cod fish heads.
And we're bound for south Australia!

5. Cape Cod ladies don't have no frills,
Haul away, haul away!
Skinny and light as codfish gills.
And we're bound for south Australia!

6. Cape Cod folks don't have no ills,
Haul away, haul away!
Cape Cod doctors feed 'em Codfish pills.
And we're bound for south Australia!

Cape Cod girls, they have no combs!
Heave away! Heave away!
They comb their hair with codfish bones;
We are bound for Australia!
Chorus:
Heave awy me bully bully boys!
Heave away! Heave away!
Heave away and don't ye make a noise;
We are bound for Australia!

2. Cape Cod cats, they have no tails!
Heave away! Heave away!
They lost them all in southeast gales!
We are bound for Australia!
Chorus:

3. Cape Cod boys, they have no sleds!
Heave away! Heave away!
They slide down hills on codfish heads!
We are bound for Australia!
Chorus:

4. Cape Cod ladies have no frills!
Heave away! Heave away!
Thin and light as codfish gills!
We are bound for Australia!
Chorus:

5. Cape Cod folks they have no ills!
Heave away! Heave away!
The Cape Cod doctors give codfish pills!
We are bound for Australia!
Chorus:


The text on the right was sent by man whose family has lived on the Cape for generations, and is the version he grew up with.

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