Blow the Man Down


Lyrics from Songs of The Sailor and Lumberman, by William Doerflinger

Oh, blow the man down, Johnny, Blow him right down,
To me way - ay, blow the man down,
Aw, blow the man down for a half a crown,
Gimme some time to blow the man down!

As I was a-walking on Paradise Street,
To me way - ay, blow the man down,
A sassy policeman I chanced for to meet,
Gimme some time to blow the man down!

Says he, "You're a Yank by the cut of your hair,
And you've robbed some poor Dutchman of the clothes that you wear."

"Oh no, Mister Policeman, I know you are wrong!
I'm a deep-water sailor just home from Hong Kong."


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