Cheer'ly Man


Lyrics from Iron Men & Wooden Ships, by Frank Shay

Oh, Nancy Dawson, hio!
Cheer'ly man;
She's got a notion, hio,
Cheer'ly man!
For our old bosun, hio!
Cheer'ly man,
Oh! hauley, hio!
Cheer'ly man.


Oh, Betsy Baker, hio!
Cheer'ly man;
Lived in Long Acre, hio,
Cheer'ly man,
Married a Quaker, hio.
Cheer'ly man,
Oh! hauley, hio!
Cheer'ly man.


Oh, the ladies of the town, hio!
Cheer'ly man,
All soft as down, hio,
Cheer'ly man,
In their best gown, hio.
Cheer'ly man,
Oh! hauley, hio!
Cheer'ly man.


Oh, haughty cocks, hio,
Cheer'ly man,
Oh, split the blocks, hio,
Cheer'ly man,
Oh, stretch her luff, hio.
Cheer'ly man,
Oh! hauley, hio!
Cheer'ly man.


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