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Rolling Home to Old New England

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Rolling Home to Old New England

Call all hands to man the capstan
See the cable running clear
Heave away and with a will, boys
For new England we will steer

  Rolling home, rolling home
  Rolling home across the sea
  Rolling home to old New England
  Rolling home dear land to thee

Fare you well, you Spanish maidens
It is time to say adieu
Happy times we've spent together
Happy times we've spent with you

"Round Cape Horn one frosty morning
And our sails were full of snow
Clear your sheets and sway your halyards
Swing her out and let her go

Up aloft amid the rigging
Blows a wild and rushing gale
Like a monsoon in the springtime
Filling out each well known sail

And the waves we leave behind us
Seem to murmur as they flow
There's a hearty welcome waiting
In the land to which you go

Many thousand miles behind us
Many thousand miles before
Ocean lifts her winds to bring us
To that well remembered shore

Ed Trickett learned from Lawrence Older
Recorded on Golden Ring

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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