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BRITON ENSEMBLE PIRATES 2010 ALL FOR ME GROG* BEDLAM BOYS BOOZIN* CAN’T BUY ME LOVE GOOD RED WINE HERE’S A HEALTH TO THE COMPANY THE MERMAID* PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN* ROLLIN DOWN TO OLD MAUI* ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG* RUM BY GUM THREE MERRY MEN OF KENT SANTY ANNO* SEA DOG SHANTY* WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR WHEN I’M DRINKING GOOD RED WINE WHISKEY O JOHNNY O* PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN 1. PAY ME, PAY ME (PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN) PAY ME OR YOU’LL GO TO JAIL (PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN) REFRAIN: (YOU) PAY ME, YOU OWE ME, PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN PAY ME OR YOU’LL GO TO JAIL, PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN 2. IF I HAD A-KNOWN THE BOSS WAS BLIND I WOULDN’T A-WENT TO WORK TILL A-HALF PAST NINE 3. I THOUGHT I HEARD THE CAPTAIN SAY TOMORROW WILL BE YOUR TALLY DAY 4. IF I WAS MR HOWARD’S SON I’D STAY IN THE HOUSE AND DRINK GOOD RUM 5. I HEARD THEM TALKIN’ IN THE DECK BELOW IF YOU DON’T PAY ME THIS SHIP WON’T GO


ALL FOR ME GROG WELL IT'S ALL FOR ME GROG, ME JOLLY, JOLLY GROG ALL FOR ME BEER AND TOBACCO FOR I SPENT ALL ME TIN DOWN ON SOUTH STREET DRINKING GIN FAR ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN I MUST WANDER 1. WHERE ARE ME BOOTS, ME NOGGIN, NOGGIN BOOTS THEY'RE ALL GONE FOR BEER AND TOBACCO FOR THE HEELS THEY ARE WORN OUT AND THE TOES ARE KICKED ABOUT AND ME SOLES ARE LOOKING OUT FOR BETTER WEATHER 2. WHERE IS ME SHIRT, ME NOGGIN, NOGGIN SHIRT IT'S ALL GONE FOR BEER AND TOBACCO FOR THE COLLAR IS ALL WORN AND THE SLEEVES THEY ARE ALL TORN AND THE TAIL IS LOOKING OUT FOR BETTER WEATHER 3. I'M SICK IN THE HEAD AND I HAVEN'T GONE TO BED SINCE I FIRST CAME ASHORE WITH ME PLUNDER I SEE CENTEPEDES AND SNAKES AND I’M FULL OF PAINS AND ACHES AND I THINK I’LL GO A-SLEEPIN’ OVER YONDER 4. WHERE IS ME BED, ME NOGGIN' NOGGIN BED IT'S ALL GONE FOR BEER AND TOBACCO THE SHEETS THEY ARE ALL TORE FOR I LENT IT TO A WHORE AND THE SPRINGS ARE LOOKING OUT FOR BETTER WEATHER 5. WHERE IS ME WENCH, ME NOGGIN' NOGGIN' WENCH SHE'S ALL GONE FOR BEER AND TOBACCO WELL HER LIPS ARE ALL WORN OUT AND HER JUGS ARE KNOCKED ABOUT AND HER ARSE IS LOOKING OUT FOR BETTER WEATHER


BOOZING REFRAIN: BOOZING, BOOZING, JUST YOU AND I BOOZING, BOOZING, WHEN WE ARE DRY. SOME DO IT OPENLY, SOME ON THE SLY. BUT WE ALL ARE BLOODY WELL BOOZING. 1. NOW WHAT ARE THE JOYS OF A SINGLE YOUNG MAN? AND WHAT IS HE DOING WHENEVER HE CAN? YOU MAY THINK I'M WRONG AND YOU MAY THINK I'M RIGHT, I DON’T WANT TO ARGUE, I KNOW YOU CAN FIGHT, BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK WE’LL BE DOING TONIGHT? 2. NOW WHAT ARE THE JOYS OF A POOR MARRIED MAN? AND WHAT IS HE DOING WHENEVER HE CAN? HE GOES OUT A-SHOPPIN', MAKES MANY A CALL, HE COMES HOME AT NIGHT, AND HE GIVES HIS WIFE ALL, BUT WHAT BRINGS HIM HOME, HANGING ON TO THE WALL? 3. AND WHAT DOES THE TEMPERANCE UNION RUN DOWN? AND WHAT ARE THEY BANNING IN EVERY TOWN? THEY STAND ON STREET CORNERS, THEY RAIL & THEY SHOUT THEY SHOUT ABOUT THINGS THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BUT WHAT ARE THEY DOING WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE TURNED OUT? ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG REFRAIN: AND WE’LL ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG WE’LL ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG WE’LL ROLL THE OLD CHARIOT ALONG AND WE’LL ALL HANG ON BEHIND OH A DROP OF NELSON’S BLOOD WOULDN’T DO US ANY HARM (3) AND WE’LL ALL HANG ON BEHIND 2. OH A PLATE OF IRISH STEW 3. OH A NICE FAT COOK 4. OH A NICE WATCH BELOW 5. OH A GOOD NIGHT ASHORE


THE MERMAID 1. ‘TWAS FRIDAY MORN WHEN WE SET SAIL & WE WERE NOT FAR FROM THE LAND WHEN OUR CAPTAIN HE SPIED A LOVELY MERMAID WITH A COMB & A GLASS IN HER HAND REFRAIN: OH THE OCEAN WAVES DO ROLL & THE STORMY WINDS DO BLOW WHILE WE BRAVE TARS GO SKIPPING TO THE TOP WHILE THE LANDLUBBERS LIE DOWN BELOW BELOW BELOW WHILE THE LANDLUBBERS LIE DOWN BELOW. 2. THEN UP SPOKE THE CAPTAIN OF OUR GALLANT SHIP & A WELL SPOKEN SAILOR WAS HE “THIS FISHY MERMAID HAS BORN US OF OUR DOOM AND WE’LL SINK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA!” 3. THEN UP SPOKE THE MATE OF OUR GALLANT SHIP & A FINE OLD SAILOR WAS HE “OH I HAVE A WIFE IN PLYMOUTH BY THE SEA BUT TONIGHT A WIDOW SHE SHALL BE.” 4. THEN UP SPOKE THE CABIN BOY OF OUR GALLANT SHIP AND A BRAVE YOUNG SAILOR WAS HE “OH I HAVE A SWEETHEART IN SALEM BY THE SEA BUT TONIGHT SHE’LL BE WEEPING FOR ME.” 5. THEN UP SPOKE THE COOK OF OUR GALLANT SHIP AND A CRAZY OLD BUTCHER WAS HE “I CARE MUCH MORE FOR ME POTS & ME PANS THAN I DO FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.” 6. 3 TIMES AROUND SPUN OUR GALLANT SHIP YES 3 TIMES AROUND SPUN SHE 3 TIMES AROUND SPUN OUR GALLANT SHIP AND SHE SANK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.


ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI REFRAIN: ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI, ME BOYS ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI WE’RE HOMEWARD BOUND FROM THE ARCTIC GROUND ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI. 1. IT’S A DAMN TOUGH LIFE FULL OF TOIL AND STRIFE WE WHALERMEN UNDERGO AND WE DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHEN THE GALE IS DONE HOW HARD THE WINDS DID BLOW ‘CAUSE WE’RE HOMEWARD BOUND FROM THE ARCTIC GROUND WITH A GOOD SHIP TAUT AND FREE AND WE WON’T GIVE A DAMN WHEN WE DRINK OUR RUM WITH THE GIRLS FROM OLD MAUI. 2. ONCE MORE WE SAIL WITH THE NORTHERLY GALE THROUGH THE ICE AND WIND AND RAIN THEM COCONUT FRONDS THEM TROPICAL LANDS WE SOON SHALL SEE AGAIN SIX HELLISH MONTHS WE’VE PASSED AWAY ON THE COLD KEMCHATKA SEA BUT NOW WE’RE BOUND FROM THE ARCTIC GROUND ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI. 3. ONCE MORE WE SAIL WITH THE NORTHERLY GALE TOWARDS OUR ISLAND HOME OUR MAINMAST SPRUNG OUR WHALING DONE AND WE AIN’T GOT FAR TO ROAM OUR STUNS’L BONES IS CARRIED AWAY WHAT CARE WE FOR THAT SOUND? A LIVING GALE IS AFTER US THANK GOD WE’RE HOMEWARD BOUND.

4. HOW SOFT THE BREEZE THROUGH THE ISLAND TREES NOW THE ICE IS FAR ASTERN THEM NATIVE MAIDS THEM TROPICAL GLADES IS AWAITING OUR RETURN EVEN NOW THIER BIG BROWN EYES LOOK OUT HOPING SOME FINE DAY TO SEE OUR BAGGY SAILS RUNNING ‘FORE THE GALES ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI. 5. AND NOW WE’RE ANCHORED IN THE BAY WITH KANAKAS ALL AROUND WEIRD CHANTS AND SWEET ALOAHOI’S THEY GREET US HOMEWARD BOUND AND NOW ASHORE WE’LL HAVE GREAT FUN AND WE’LL PAINT THOSE BEACHES RED AWAKE IN THE ARMS OF AN ISLAND MAID WITH A BIG FAT ACHIN’ HEAD.


SEA DOG CHANTY REFRAIN: IT’S A YO HO HO & A RUM TUM TITTY TITTY TUM TUM IF YOU KNOW THE WORDS, IF YOU DON’T, JUST HUM… YO HO HO & A BOTTLE OF RUM THE TWO BEST FRIENDS OF A SAILING BUM 1. I HAD ME A WIFE IN EVERY PORT (SING YO HO HO & A RUM TUM TUM) I HAD THEM TALL, SLIM, FAT & SHORT (WITH A YO HO HO & A BOTTLE OF RUM) 2. ON EVERY SHIP I BRING MY DOG IF YOU THINK THAT’S BAD, JAKE BRINGS HIS HOG 3. THE FLOOR BOARDS SQUEAK WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT THEY BARK & SQUEAL & GRUNT & SHOUT 4. THE SKIPPER IS AWAKE AT NIGHT THE OLD ONES SNORE WHILE THE YOUNG ONES FIGHT 5. I LIKE MY RUM BOTH STRONG & HOT ME THINKS I’LL HAVE ANOTHER SHOT 6. I’D RATHER HAVE A FLASK OF BEER AND A WOMAN’S BODY JUST THIS NEAR WHISKEY O, JOHNNY O 1. WHISKEY IS THE LIFE OF MAN ALWAYS WAS SINCE TIME BEGAN REFRAIN: WHISKEY O, JOHNNY O JOHN RISE HER UP FROM DOWN BELOW WHISKEY WHISKEY WHISKEY O UP ALOFT THIS YARD MUST GO JOHN RISE HER UP FROM DOWN BELOW 2. WHISKEY MAKE ME MOTHER CRY OF WHISKEY SHE WAS ALWAYS SHY 3. WHISKEY GIVE ME AN EMPTY PURSE OF WHISKEY I AM ALWAYS WORSE 4. CHAMPAGNE IS GOOD AND SO IS RUM AND BEER IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOME 5. I LIKE WHISKEY HOT AND STRONG I DRINK WHISKEY ALL DAY LONG


SANTY ANNO REFRAIN: MEXICO, O MEXICO AWAY SANTY ANNO MEXICO IS A PLACE I KNOW ALL ON THE PLAINS OF MEXICO 1. SANTY ANNO GAINED THE DAY SANTY ANNO GAINED THE DAY 2. THEM YALLER SKINNED GALS I DO ADORE WITH THEIR SPARKLIN’ EYES AND THEIR COAL-BLACK HAIR 3. WHY DO THEM YALLER SKINNED GALS LOVE ME SO BECAUSE I DON'T TELL ‘EM ALL I KNOW 4. THEM NASSAU GALS AIN’T GOT NO COMBS THEY COMB THEIR HAIR WITH A KIPPER BACKBONE 5. WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN ME PRIME I’D KNOCK THEM SCOUSE GIRLS TWO AT A TIME 6. THE SKIPPER LIKES WHISKEY, THE MATE LIKES RUM THE CREW LIKES BOTH BUT WE CAN’T GET NONE 7. TIMES IS HARD AND THE WAGES LOW IT'S TIME FOR US TO ROLL AND GO (REPEAT VERSE #1)

Pirate Song List and Lyrics Sheet  

Briton Ensemble song list and lyrics sheet for the 2010 Ojai Pirate Fair

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