SAILOR SHANTIES

Hanging Johnny ~ Lyrics

(HALLIARDS SHANTY)

1. Oh they call me hanging Johnny.
Away, boys, away.
They says I hangs for money.
Oh hang, boys, hang.

2. Änd first I hanged my daddy. (twice)

3. Änd then I hanged my mother,
My sister and my brother.

4. Änd then I hanged my granny. (twice)

5. Änd then I hanged my Annie;
I hanged her up see canny.[6]

6. Wë'll hang and haul together;
We'll haul for better weather.

[Footnote 6: Northumbrian equivalent of "so nicely" or "so gently."]

 

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