Leave Her Johnny     

O I thought I heard our old man say,

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

For tomorrow ye will get your pay!

And it's time for us to leave her!

 

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her!

For the journey’s done and the winds don't blow,

And it's time for us to leave her!

 

O the work are hard and the wages low,

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

And the seas were high and the winds did blow

And it's time for us to leave her!

 

Oh the mate’s a tyrant and the Captain’s worse

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

Oh, he knocks us down with a spike and a curse

And it's time for us to leave her!

 

Oh the grub has gone and the rats have too

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

So we’ll pack our bags and we’ll go too

And it's time for us to leave her!

 

Oh we’ll make her fast and we’ll stow our gear

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!

For the girls are waiting on the pier

And it's time for us to leave her!