A Long Time Ago


Lyrics from Iron Men & Wooden Ships, by Frank Shay

A long, long time, and a long time ago,
To me way hay, ohio;
A long, long time, and a long time ago,
A long time ago.

A smart Yankee packet lay out in the bay,
To me way hay, ohio;
A-waiting for a fair wind to get under way,
A long time ago.

With all her poor sailors all sick and all sore.
To me way hay, ohio;
For they'd drunk all their limejuice, and could get no more,
A long time ago.

With all her poor sailors all sick and all sad,
To me way hay, ohio;
For they'd drunk all the limejuice, and no more could be had,
A long time ago.

She was waiting for a fair wind to get under way,
To me way hay, ohio;
She was waiting for a fair wind to get under way,
A long time ago.

If she hasn't had a fair wind she's lying there still,
To me way hay, ohio;
If she hasn't had a fair wind she's lying there still,
A long time ago.


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