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Sea Shanty

SHIP AND CANNON - PDPHOTO

THE ANCHOR’S AWAY


Chorus

Heave! Ho! Heave! Ho!
Over the rim and into the stow;
The anchor’s away, and we have to go.
Heave Ho, me mates, heave ho!

Verse 1

I had shore leave, but now ’tis done,
And I must sale at rise of sun,
To join the fight two weeks begun,
Heave Ho, me mates, heave ho!

Chorus

Heave! Ho! Heave! Ho!
Over the rim and into the stow.
The anchor’s away, and we have to go.
Heave Ho, me mates, heave ho!

Verse 2

I kissed my love and wished her well;
Said I must make my way to hell;
To win this war my soul I’d sell,
Heave Ho, me mates, heave ho!

Chorus

Heave! Ho! Heave! Ho!
Over the rim and into the stow;
The anchor’s away, and we have to go.
Heave Ho, me mates, heave ho!

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Posted in Inspiration, Songs, Uncategorized, Videos

A Love Song for All Time

Once in a great while a songwriter composes a piece that has an amazing, unique quality that causes it to last and last and last, blessing generation after generation.  It goes beyond time and touches hearts with poignancy and, at the same time with hope. Personally, I believe this song is one of those unique compositions. I’ve said it in the past, and I’m saying it again today — and I’m very likely to say it again in the future. In my humble opinion, this song by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain is the greatest love song ever written.

 


 

 

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