BANKS OF THE SACRAMENTO
As I was rollin' down the strand
I met two fairies* hand in hand
Hoo-dah, hoo-dah, day!
cho: Blow, boys blow!
There's plenty of gold**, so I've been told
On the banks of the Sacramento.
I chose the one with the curly locks,
She let me chase her o'er the rocks***
I chased her high, I chased her low
I fell down and broke me toe.
Off to the doctor I did go
And I showed him my big toe.
In came the doctor with a bloomin' big lance
"Now, young sailor, I'll make you dance!"
In came the nurse with a mustard poultice
Banged it on, but I took no notice.
Now I'm well and free from pain
I'll never court flash gals again.
*(sic) Probably affectionate form of fair ones
**or There's plenty of grass to wipe your ass
***Bowdlerization by Mr. Hugill. Adjust as required.
From Shanties from the Seven Seas, Hugill
@sailor @sex @doctor @illness
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