Blood Red Roses
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From the album: Rogue's Gallery - Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys
 

 

Our boots and clothes are all in pawn
Go down, ye blood red roses, Go down.
And its flamin' drafty 'round Cape Horn,
Go down, ye blood red roses, Go down.
chorus: Oh, ye pinks and posies,
Go down, ye blood red roses, Go down.

My dear old mother said to me,
My dearest son, come home from sea.
It's 'round Cape Horn we all must go
'Round Cape Horn in the frost and snow.
You've got your advance, and to sea you'll go
To chase them whales through the frost and snow.
It's 'round Cape Horn you've got to go,
For that is where them whalefish blow.
It's growl you may, but go you must,
If you growl too much your head they'll bust.
Just one more pull and that will do
For we're the boys to kick her through.