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An Anonymous Worker

"Leave Her, Johnny" (karaoke)

"Leave Her, Johnny" (sheet music)


I thought I heard the old man say....

“Leave her Johnny, leave her!”

You can go ashore and draw your pay.

“It’s time for us to leave her.”

 

The winds were foul; the work was hard....

“Leave her Johnny, leave her!”

From Liverpool Docks to the Brooklyn Yard.

“It’s time for us to leave her.”

 

The winds were foul; the ship was slow.

“Leave her Johnny, leave her!”

The grub was bad, and the wages low.

“It’s time for us to leave her.”

 

She shipped it green, and she made us curse.

“Leave her Johnny, leave her!”

The mate is a devil and the old man worse.

“It’s time for us to leave her.”

 

The rats have gone, and we, the crew,....

“Leave her Johnny, leave her!”

It’s time, by God, that we left, too.

“It’s time for us to leave her.”


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