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Boney Boney was a warrior Away, a- yah! A warrior and a tarrier John Franswor! Boney fought the Roo-shi-ans The Rooshians and the Proo-shi-ans. Moscow was a-blazing And Boney was a-raging. Boney went to Elbow Boney he came back again. Boney went to Waterloo There he got his overthrow. Then they took him off again Aboard the Billy Ruffian. Boney broke his heart and died Away in Saint A-lee-ay-na Give her the t'gan's'ls Its a weary way to Baltimore. Drive her, Cap'n, drive her And bust the chafing leather. Short drag chanty. This version From Colcord, Songs of American Sailormen. Elbow = Elba; Billy Ruffian = H.M.S. Bellerophon; t'gan's'ls = topgallantsails; A-lee-ay-na = Helena Recorded by John and Lucy Allison RG
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