Cheerily Man

Cheerily Man

"...hands were sent aloft, and a reef shaken out of the top-sails, and the reefed foresail set. When we came to masthead the topsail yards, with all hands at the halyards, we struck up 'Cheerily, men,' with a chorus which might have been heard half-way to Staten Land."

-Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Two Years Before the Mast



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