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Away Rio


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The Anchor is weighed and the sails they are set Away Rio!

The maids we are leaving we'll never forget,

For we're bound for the Rio Grande, and Away Rio! Aye Rio!

We're bound away this very day For we're bound for the Rio Grande

So pack up your donkey and get under way,

The girls we are leaving can take our half pay

We've a jolly good ship and a jolly good crew,

 A jolly good mate and a good skipper too

We'll sing as we heave to the maidens we leave

And you who are listening, goodbye to you

Heave with a will and heave long and strong

Sing the good chorus for 'tis a good song

Heave only one pawl then vast heavin' belay

Heave steady because we say farewell today

The chain's up and down , now the bosun did say

Heave up to the hawspipe, the anchor's away 

The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.