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One of many sailors songs written through the ages. This one by Josef Haydn, sung in 2/4 time.


High on the giddy bending mast the seaman furls the rending sail.
And fearless of the rushing blast he careless whistles to the gale.

(CHORUS)
Rattling ropes and rolling seas!
Hurly burly, hurly burly!
War nor death can him displease, can him displease.
Hurly burly!
Hurly burly, hurly burly, hurly burly!
War nor death can him displease, can him displease, can him displease!

The hostile foe his vessel seeks high bounding o'er the raging main.
The roaring cannon loudly speaks our country's glory we maintain,
Our country's glory we maintain.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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