SAILOR SHANTIES

The Hog's-eye Man ~ Lyrics

(WINDLASS AND CAPSTAN SHANTY)

1. Oh the hog's-eye man is the man for me,
He were raised way down in Tennessee.
Oh hog's eye, oh.

Row the boat ashore for the hog's-eye.
Steady on a jig with a hog's-eye oh,
She wants the hog's-eye man.

2. Oh who's been here while I've been gone?
Söme big buck nigger, with his sea boots on?[3]

3. Oh bring me down mÿ riding cane,
For I'm off to see my darling Jane.

4. Oh Jenny's in the garden a-picking
peas,
And her golden hair's hanging down to her knees.

5. Oh a hog's-eye ship, and a hog's-eye crew,
And a hog's-eye mate, and a skipper too.

[Footnote 3: This verse was sometimes sung:--

"Now where have you been gone so long
You Yankee Jack wid de sea boots on?"]

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