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Lyr Add: Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton (Will Hays)

Q (Frank Staplin) 22 Feb 10 - 02:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 22 Feb 10 - 03:04 PM
Charley Noble 22 Feb 10 - 05:09 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton (Will Hays)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 02:59 PM

Lyr. Add: Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton
Will S. Hays

1
I hear dat bell a ringin',
I see de Captain stand,
Boat done blowed her whistle,
I know she's gwine to land;
I hear de mate a callin'
"Go git out de plank,
Rush out wid de head line
And tie her to de bank."

Chorus:
Roll out! heave dat cotton.
Roll out! heave dat cotton.
Roll out! heave dat cotton,
Ain't got long to stay.

2
It's early in de mornin'
Before we see de sun,
"Roll aboard dat cotton,
An' git back in a run,"
De Captain's in a hurry,
I know what he means,
Wants to beat the Sherlock,
Down to New Orleans.
3
I hear dat mate a shoutin',
An' see him on de shore,
Hurry boys! be lively,
Ain't but fifty more;
We ain't got time to tarry
Here at dis cotton pile,
We gwine to get another,
Below here forty mile.
4
We done took on de cotton,
Shove out from de shore,
Sailing down de river,
We gwine to land for more,
When you hear de whistlle,
An' de big bell ring,
We gwine to land for cotton,
Roll out, boys, an' sing.

1877 sheet music, J. E. Ditson & Co., Philadelphia.
American Memory, 19th C. song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton (Will Hays)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 03:04 PM

After posting this, I found that I had previously posted this song in thread 54404, Steamboat Coonjine Songs. Couldn't find 'roll out' in either lyrics or 3-year search.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton (Will Hays
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 05:09 PM

Q-

Not to worry. Maybe posting it twice will make it easier for someone else to find such an interesting riverboat song.

Charley Noble


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