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A Drop O'Nelson's Blood
Voicing: SATB or TTBB and piano
A traditional shore ballad, possibly based on a song written by the music-hall impresario J. B. Geoghegan (c.1816–1889). It tells the story of a man who wants to sail away to be reunited with his true-love, who has been sent away in chains to Australia.
Sing ho! for a brave and a gallant ship
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And a fair and favouring breeze
With a bully crew and a captain too
To carry me over the seas
To carry me over the seas my boys
To my true-love far away
For I'm taking a trip in a government ship
Ten thousand miles away.
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