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Traditional

1 Our boots and clothes are all in pawn,

  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.
  And itís mighty drafty around Cape Horn,
  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.


  Oh, you pinks and posies
  Go down you blood red roses, go down.

2 Youíve had your advance and to sea you must go

  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.
  A-chasiní whales through the frost and the snow.
  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.


  Oh, you pinks and posies
  Go down you blood red roses, go down.

3 Oh my old mother, she wrote to me,

  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.
  My dearest son come home from sea
  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.


  Oh, you pinks and posies
  Go down you blood red roses, go down.

4 But 'round Cape Born you've got to go

  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.
  For that is where them whalefish blow.
  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.

  Oh, you pinks and posies
  Go down you blood red roses, go down.

5 Just one more and that'll do,

  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.
  For we're the gang to kick her through.
  Go down, you blood red roses, go down.


  Oh, you pinks and posies
  Go down you blood red roses, go down.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah