Leave Her, Johnny Leave Her

D

I thought I hear the old man say

A                                        D

Leave her, Johnny Leave her

G                                                        D

You can go ashore and draw your pay

D                             A         D

It’s time for us to leave her

 

Chorus:

 

A                                     D

Leave her, Johnny, leave her

G                                        D
Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her

G                                                                   D
For the voyage is done and the winds do blow

D                                       A          D
And it’s time for us to leave her

Oh the times was hard and the wages low
Leave her, Johnny, leave her
And the grub was bad and the gales did blow
And it’s time for us to leave her

 

 

Oh her stern was foul and the voyage was long
The winds was bad and the gales was strong

And we’ll leave her tight and we’ll leave her trim
And heave the hungry packet in

Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her with a grin
For there’s many a worser we’ve sailed in

And now it’s time to say goodbye
For the old pierhead’s a-drawing nigh

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