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Santy Anna O Santy Anna gained the day Hoo-ray, Santy Anna! He lost it once but gained it twice All on the plains of Mexico! O Santy Anna fought for fame And that's where Santy gained his name. O Santy Anna fought for gold And the deeds he done have oft been told. And Santy Anna fought for his life But he gained his way in a terrible strife. O Santy Anna's day is o'er And Santy Anna will fight no more. I thought I heard the old man say He'd give us grog this very day. From Colcord-Songs of American Sailormen. Recorded by Lloyd and MacColl. Reportedly, the last whaler to return to New Bedford hauled into dock to this shanty. RG
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