Oh, I thought I heard the Ol’ Man say,
Leave her, Johnny, Leave her!
It’s a long hard pull to our next payday
An it’s time for us to leave her!
The work wuz hard an’ the wages low,
Leave her, Johnny…
And now it’s time for us to go.
An it’s time ….
Oh she would not tack, and she would not stay
She shipped green water night and day
Yes we’ll make her fast and we’ll stow our gear
Our friends are waiting on the pier
And I thought I heard the old man say
Yez can go ashore and spend yer pay