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A farewell song first recorded by Johnny Collins on the album The Travellers Rest. The original origin of this song is unconfirmed
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A farewell song, also known as The Farewell Shanty or Padstowe Shanty, first recorded by Johnny Collins on the album The Travellers Rest. The original origin of this song is disputed, with some sources crediting it to Mervyn Vincent, others to Alan Molyneaux
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Sung by The Longest Johns during the [https://youtu.be/djz_PZo0UyA?t=2221 Impromptu Singing Stream.]
 
Sung by The Longest Johns during the [https://youtu.be/djz_PZo0UyA?t=2221 Impromptu Singing Stream.]
   
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<blockquote>Get some sail upon her<br />Haul away your halyards<br />Haul away your halyards<br />'tis our sailing time.
 
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Get her on course now<br />Haul away your foresheets<br />Haul away your foresheets<br />'tis our sailing time.
 
Get her on course now<br />Haul away your foresheets<br />Haul away your foresheets<br />'tis our sailing time.
   
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It is time to go now<br />Haul away your anchor<br />Haul away your anchor<br />'tis our sailing time.
 
It is time to go now<br />Haul away your anchor<br />Haul away your anchor<br />'tis our sailing time.
 
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 06:00, 23 May 2019

A farewell song, also known as The Farewell Shanty or Padstowe Shanty, first recorded by Johnny Collins on the album The Travellers Rest. The original origin of this song is disputed, with some sources crediting it to Mervyn Vincent, others to Alan Molyneaux. 

Sung by The Longest Johns during the Impromptu Singing Stream.

Lyrics

It is time to go now
Haul away your anchor
Haul away your anchor
'tis our sailing time.

Get some sail upon her
Haul away your halyards
Haul away your halyards
'tis our sailing time.

Get her on course now
Haul away your foresheets
Haul away your foresheets
'tis our sailing time.

Waves are surging under
Haul away down channel
Haul away down channel
on the evening tide.

When you're sailing's over
Haul away for heaven
Haul away, oh heaven
God be by your side.

It is time to go now
Haul away your anchor
Haul away your anchor
'tis our sailing time.