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Bristol Ho

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Bristol Ho

Bristol Ho!

    Trad: Arranged: Wendy Sergeant

    Soprano Lead Altos, tenors + sop/bass alternating

     Heave ho! Heave ho! From Bristol harbour we set sail, Heave ho, heave ho, When blowin’ it was the devil of a gale, tow row, tow row With the ring-tail set all avast the mizzen peak, Heave ho, tow row, And the rule brittania plowin' up the deep. And the rule brittania plowin' up the deep

Chorus: Chorus:

    With a Bristol Ho! Tow row row With a Bristol Ho! Tow row row Foll dee roll dee rye dolly day. Foll dee roll dee rye dolly day

    Bass Lead Heave ho! Heave ho! Then up steps the skipper from down below, Heave ho, heave ho, And looks aloft, lads, and looks alow, tow row, tow row He looks alow and he looks aloft Heave ho, tow row, And it’s “Tighten up your ropes, lads, And it's “Tighten up your ropes, lads, fore and aft” fore and aft”

CHORUS CHORUS

    Soprano Lead Heave ho! Heave ho! Then down to his cabin he quickly crawls, Heave ho, heave ho, To his poor old steward he savagely bawls, tow row, tow row “Go and mix me a glass that will Heave ho, tow row, make me cough,

    For it’s better weather here than it is up aloft For it’s better weather here than it is up aloft

CHORUS CHORUS

    Bass Lead Heave ho! Heave ho! While it’s we poor seamen are up on decks, Heave ho, heave ho, With the blasted rain sliding down our chilly tow row, tow row necks, Heave ho, tow row, Not a drop of grog will he afford,

    For he damns our eyes with every other word. For he damns our eyes with every other word

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    Soprano Lead Heave ho! Heave ho! Now there’s just one thing we all do crave, Heave ho, heave ho, That the captain meets with a watery grave, tow row, tow row So we’ll throw him down into some dark hole, Heave ho, tow row, Where the sharks’ll have his body and the devil Where the sharks’ll have his body and the devil

    have his soul. have his soul. CHORUS CHORUS

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