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The Ghost Pirates: The Hell O! O! Chaunty


THE HELL O! O! CHAUNTY



Chaunty Man..Man the capstan, bullies!
Men....................Ha!-o-o! Ha!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Capstan-bars, you tarry souls!
Men....................Ha!-o-o! Ha!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Take a turn!
Men....................Ha!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Stand by to fleet!
Men....................Ha!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Stand by to surge!
Men....................Ha!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Ha!--o-o-o-o!
Men....................TRAMP!
                       And away we go!

Chaunty Man..Hark to the tramp of the
               bearded shellbacks!
Men....................Hush!
                       O hear 'em tramp!
Chaunty Man..Tramping, stamping --
               treading, vamping,
             While the cable
               comes in ramping.
Men....................Hark!
                       O hear 'em stamp!
Chaunty Man..Surge when it rides!
             Surge when it rides!
             Round-o-o-o
               handsome as it slacks!
Men....................Ha!-o-o-o-o!
                         hear 'em ramp!
                       Ha!-o-o-o-o!
                         hear 'em stamp!
                       Ha!-o-o-o-o-o-o!
                       Ha!-o-o-o-o-o-o!

Chorus..They're shouting now; oh! hear 'em
          A-bellow as they stamp:--
            Ha!-o-o-o! Ha!-o-o-o!
              Ha!-o-o-o!
          A-shouting as they tramp!

Chaunty Man..O hark to the haunting chorus
               of the capstan and the bars!
             Chaunty-o-o-o
               and rattle crash--
             Bash against the stars!
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o-o!
                       Tramp and go!
                       Ha-a!-o-o-o!
                       Ha-a!-o-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Hear the pawls a-ranting: with
               the bearded men a-chaunting;
             While the brazen dome above 'em
             Bellows back the 'bars.'
Men....................Hear and hark!
                       O hear 'em!
                       Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Ha-a!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Hurling songs towards the
               heavens--!
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Ha-a!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Hush! O hear 'em!
             Hark! O hear 'em!
             Hurling oaths among their spars!
Men....................Hark! O hear 'em!
                       Hush! O hear 'em!
Chaunty Man..Tramping round between the bars!

Chorus..They're shouting now; oh! hear 'em
          A-bellow as they stamp:--
            Ha-a!-o-o-o! Ha-a!-o-o-o!
              Ha-a!-o-o-o!
          A-shouting as they tramp!

Chaunty Man..O do you hear the
               capstan-chaunty!
             Thunder round the pawls!
Men....................Click a-clack,
                         a-clatter
                       Surge!
                       And scatter bawls!
Chaunty Man..Click-a-clack, my bonny boys,
               while it comes in handsome!
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Hear 'em clack!
Chaunty Man..Ha-a!-o-o! Click-a-clack!
Men....................Hush! O hear 'em pant!
                       Hark! O hear 'em rant!
Chaunty Man..Click, a-clitter, clicker-clack.
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Tramp and go!
Chaunty Man..Surge! And keep away the slack!
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Away the slack:
                       Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Click-a-clack
Chaunty Man..Bustle now each jolly Jack.
             Surging easy! Surging e-a-s-y!!
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Surging easy
Chaunty Man..Click-a-clatter --
             Surge; and steady!
             Man the stopper there!
             All ready?
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Ha-a!-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Click-a-clack, my bouncing boys:
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Tramp and go!
Chaunty Man..Lift the pawls, and come back
               easy.
Men....................Ha-a!-o-o!
                       Steady-o-o-o-o!
Chaunty Man..Vast the chaunty!
             Vast the capstan!
             Drop the pawls! Be-l-a-y!

Chorus..Ha-a!-o-o! Unship the bars!
        Ha-a!-o-o! Tramp and go!
        Ha-a!-o-o! Shoulder bars!
        Ha-a!-o-o! And away we blow!
        Ha-a!-o-o-o!
        Ha-a!-o-o-o-o!
        Ha-a!-o-o-o-o-o!


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