Chanteys To Order                                                                                                   
When inspiration's scanty
I sing a sailors' chantey,
(Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Yo Ho!-- we sail the seas!)
The wind she is a-blowin'
(Now for some more "Yo-Ho"-in',
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, it's easy as you please!)

You-Ho, we'll heave the anchor,
Yo Ho, we'll reef the spanker,
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, Yo Ho, belay, belay!
A sailor's song we raises
An', lackin' other phrases.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, Yo Ho, is what we say!

So throw the helm hard over.
Yo Ho! we're off to Dover,
Or else to Puget Sound, or Borneo;
Wherever we are goin'.
We'll just keep on "Yo-Ho"-in',
Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Yo Ho! YO HO!!

Published in: St. Nicholas - August 1927

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