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Around Cape Horn D A7 D Around Cape Horn the young men go A7 D When the young men go away A7 D Then the young girls dress up neat D G They go a-cruisin' down the street A7 REFRAIN: Right fol day, fol-de-diddle day A7 D Right fol right-o, fol-de-diddle day Far from the fields are the young men gone Far from home and all forlorn Wish to God they'd never been born For to go out cruisin' round Cape Horn ... And when those young men do come home This is the story that they hear "Welcome home, you need not fear No one has courted me, my dear." ... Bright false smiles they like for to wear Bright false bows in long false hair White satin shoe with a silver bow Take those young men all in tow ... From Gale Huntington, Songs the Whalemen Sang RPf
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