From the recording Sea Shanties For The Road
I shipped on board of the Ebenezer, Every day was a scrub and grease her
Send us aloft to scrape her down, And if we growl they’ll blow us down CHORUS: Git along boys get along do, Handy me boys, so han-dy (repeat)
The old man was a drunken geezer
Couldn’t sail the Ebeneezer
Learned his trade on a Chinese junk
He spent most time, sir, in his bunk
CHORUS The chief mates name was Dickie Green, Sir,
The dirtiest beggar you ever seen sir
Walkin’ the quarter with a bucko roll
The shark got his body and devil had his soul
The bo’sun came from Tennessee, sir
He always wore a blackball cheeser.
He had a gal in every port
At least that’s what his missus thought.