Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Rolling Home 3 Call all hands to man the capstan See the cable flaked down clear. Heave away, and with a will, boys, For ol' England we will steer. Rolling home, rolling home Rolling home across the sea, Rolling home to dear ol' England Rolling home, fair land to thee. Now Australia we are leavin' For Old England give a cheer, Fare thee well, ye dark-eyed damsels Give three cheers for English beer! Goodbye Heads, we're bound to leave you Haul the tow=rope all inboard, We will leave old Aussie sternward Clap all sail we can afford. Round Cape Horn on a winter's morning Now among the ice and snow, You will hear our shellbacks singin' Sheet her home, boys, let 'er go! WIghteen months away from England Only fifty days, no more, On salt horse and cracker-hash, boys Boston beans that mke us sore. Now the Lizard Light's a-shinin' And we're bound up to the Nore, With the canvas full an' drawin' Soon we'll be on England's shore. From Songs of the Sea, Hugill RG
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