Blow the Man Down

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<poem> Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

As I was a walking down Paradise Street Way aye blow the man down A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet. Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow, Way aye blow the man down So I took in all sail and cried, "Way enough now." Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow Way aye blow the man down And yardarm to yardarm away we did go. Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

But as we were going she said unto me Way aye blow the man down There's a spanking full-rigger just ready for sea. Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

But as soon as that packet was clear of the bar Way aye blow the man down The mate knocked me down with the end of a spar. Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

It's starboard and larboard on deck you will sprawl Way aye blow the man down For Kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball. Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

So I give you fair warning before we belay, Way aye blow the man down Don't ever take head of what pretty girls say. Give me some time to blow the man down!

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down Way aye blow the man down Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away Give me some time to blow the man down!

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.