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Blow the Man Down by Unknown

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Blow the Man Down (Song) by Unknown
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Blow the Man Down (Song)

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Chorus: 
Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down 
Way aye blow the man down 
Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
As I was a walking down Paradise Street 
Way aye blow the man down 
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet. 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
Chorus 
 
She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow, 
Way aye blow the man down 
So I took in all sail and cried, "Way enough now." 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
Chorus 
 
So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow 
Way aye blow the man down 
And yardarm to yardarm away we did go. 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
Chorus 
 
But as we were going she said unto me 
Way aye blow the man down 
There's a spanking full-rigger just ready for sea. 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
Chorus 
 
But as soon as that packet was clear of the bar 
Way aye blow the man down 
The mate knocked me down with the end of a spar. 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
Chorus 
 
It's starboard and larboard on deck you will sprawl 
Way aye blow the man down 
For Kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball. 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
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So I give you fair warning before we belay, 
Way aye blow the man down 
Don't ever take head of what pretty girls say. 
Give me some time to blow the man down! 
 
Chorus