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Blood Red Roses

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Blood Red Roses

Our boots and clothes are all in pawn
     Go down, you blood red roses, Go down.
And its flamin' drafty 'round Cape Horn,
     Go down, you blood red roses, Go down.

cho: Oh, you pinks and posies,
     Go down, you blood red roses, Go down.

My dear old mother said to me,
My dearest son, come home from sea.

It's 'round Cape Horn we all must go
'Round Cape Horn in the frost and snow.

You've got your advance, and to sea you'll go
To chase them whales through the frost and snow.

It's 'round Cape Horn you've got to go,
For that is where them whalefish blow.

It's growl you may, but go you must,
If you growl too much your head they'll bust.

Just one more pull and that will do
For we're the boys to kick her through.

Recorded by Louis Killen- 50 South, also MacColl and LLoyd

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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