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Blow Ye Winds

Blow ye winds of morning, and
Blow ye winds, heigh-ho!
Haul away your running gear, and blow, blow, blow!

Tis advertised in Boston town, New york, and Buffalo
Five hundred brave Americans,
A Whaling for to go, singing


They send you to New Bedford fair,
That famous whaling port,
And give you to some strangers there,
To board and fit you out, singing,


They tell you of the clipper ships,
A-running in and out,
And say you'll take 500 whale
Before you're 6 months out singing


And now we're out to sea, my boys,
The wind comes on to blow,
One half the watch is sick on deck,
The other half below, singing,