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Thread #62496   Message #1009909
Posted By: masato sakurai
28-Aug-03 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Capital Ship (Charles Edward Carryl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: childish sailing song (perhaps)
As a song (also titled "Blow, Ye Winds, Heigh-Ho" or "The Walloping Window Blind"), it is sung with chorus after each stanza:
So, blow, ye winds, heigh-ho,
A roving I will go;
I'll stay no more on England's shore,
So let the music play-ay-ay;
I'm off for the morning train,
I'll cross the raging main,
I'm off to my love with a boxing glove,
Ten thousand miles away.
The score is in Norman Luboff & Win Stracke's Songs of Man (Prentice Hall, 1965, pp. 254-56) and The Book of Navy Songs (Naval Institute Press, 1955, p. 64).