Leave Her Johnny Leave Her ( Stan Hugill's words - ours are a bit different )

Oh, I thought I heard the Ol' Man say,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
Tomorrow ye will get your pay,
An it's time for us to leave her!

The work wuz hard an' the voyage wuz long,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
The sea was high an' the gales wuz strong.
An it's time for us to leave her!

The wind was foul an' the sea ran high,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
She shipped it green an' none went by.
An it's time for us to leave her!

The grub was bad an' the wages low,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
But now once more ashore we'll go.
An it's time for us to leave her!

Oh, our Old Man he don't set no sail,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
We'd be better off in a nice clean gaol.
An it's time for us to leave her!

We'd be better off in a nice clean gaol,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
With all night in an' plenty o' ale.
An it's time for us to leave her!

She's poverty stricken a' parish-rigged,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
The bloomin' crowd is fever-stricked.
An it's time for us to leave her!

Oh, sing that we boys will never be
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
In a hungry bitch the likes o' she.
An it's time for us to leave her!

The mate was a bucko an' the Old Man a Turk,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
The bosun wuz a beggar with the middle name o' Work.
An it's time for us to leave her!