Leave Her Johnny

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about

Stan Hugill printed verses of Leave Her, Johnny as a halyard and as a pump shanty. He wrote:

And now we come to the 'Johnny' song that usually ended the voyage—Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her! Collectors give pumps and halyards alike as the job it was used for. Terry and Whall call it a hauling song; Miss Colcord and Doerflinger give it for pumps. I think they are all right. It was probably sung at halyards with two solos and refrains, and when a full chorus was added then it was used at the pumps and even capstan. I learnt it partly from my mother's father, and he always sang the full chorus, and partly from an old Irish sailor, who also used the final chorus. It probably came to life about the time of the Irish potato famine, in the forties, and was originally sung in the Western Ocean Packets in this fashion: …

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from Duck Pond Sailors, released November 26, 2018
Words: Trad

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duck pond sailors Littlehampton, UK

We are a group of lads that learn and sing traditional sea shanties and the odd Sussex folk song.
We often sing them whilst drinking in local ale houses and have no aim other than singing well and drinking better.
We are based on the South Coast of England where the sun shines and the beards hang low.
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