Tom's Gone to Hilo 2 Oh Tommy's gone on a whaling ship Chorus: Away to Hilo Oh Tommy's gone on a damned long trip Chorus: Tom's gone to Hilo He's never kissed his girl goodbye He's left her and he's told her why She's robbed him blind and left him broke He's had enough he gave her the poke His half it went it went like chaff She's hung around for the other half She's drank and boozed his pay away With her weather eye on the next pay day He's shipped around away Cape Horn His clothes and boots was in the pawn Ah Tommy's gone on a whaling ship Away to Hilo Ah Tommy's gone on a damned long trip Tom's gone to Hilo (tops'l halyard) Significantly different from the other version on the DT , the late Stan Hugill said that sung by a good shantyman, this song and its words were too slow to please the officers! T he sailors liked it though, especially on a heavy lift. The shanty is sung with alternating chor us after every line As recorded by Lime Bay Mutiny, 1990. MX apr00
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