Away Rio

Away Rio

Traditional - As sung by Captain Jesse Schaffer


I'll sing you a song, a good song of the sea,
Away, Rio.
I'll sing you a song if you'll sing it with me,
And we're bound for the Rio Grande.

Away, Rio, away, Rio!
It's fair ye well my pretty young girls,
And we're bound for the Rio Grande!


We'll man up the capstan and run her around,
We'll haul up the anchor to this jolly old sound.

Heave with a will boys oh heave long and strong,
Sing a good chorus for 'tis a good song.

The chain's up and down now the bos'n did say,
Heave up to the hawsepipe the anchor's aweigh.

The anchor's aweigh and the sails are all set,
The gals we are leaving we'll never forget.

It's goodbye to Sally and goodbye to Sue,
And them that are listening it's goodbye to you.

We're a deep water ship with a deep water crew,
You can stick to the coast but we're damned if we do.

We've a jolly good ship and a jolly good crew,
We've a jolly good mate and a good skipper too.

Our ship went a-sailing out over the bar,
We've pointed our bow to the great southern stars.