Tommy's Gone to Hilo

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Long Drag Chanty

O, Tommy's gone, what shall I do?
Hey-yay to Hilo!
O, Tommy's gone, and I'll go too.
Tommy's gone to Hilo!

2. O, I love Tom and he loves me,
Hey-yay to Hilo!
He thinks of me when out to sea.
Tommy's gone to Hilo!

3. O, away around to Callao,
Hey-yay to Hilo!
The Spanish girls he'll see, I know.
Tommy's gone to Hilo!

4. O, Tommy's gone forevermore,
Hey-yay to Hilo!
I'll never see my Tom no more.
Tommy's gone to Hilo!


In those days, Chilean ports were closed to foreign vessels for lengthy periods of time, so vessels coming around Cape Horn passage had to put in at Hilo for replenishment of water and other supplies. Hilo was the first port in southern Peru.

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