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New York Girls

New York Girls (Can you dance the polka)

1. As I went down Boradway one evening last July,

I met an maid, she asked my trade, a sailor lad am I.

And away shanty, my dear Annie. Oh you New York girls, can’t you dance the

2. To Tiffiney’s I took her I did not mind expense,

I bought her a pair of gold ear-rings and they cost me 15 cents.

And away shanty, ...

3. She said ‚my fine new sailor, now take me home you may‘

But when we reached her cottage door she this to me did say.

4. ‚My flash man he’s a Yankee with hair cut short behind

He wears a pair of tall sea boots and he sails the black bow line.‘

And away shanty, ...

5. He’s homeward bound this evening and with me he will stay

So get a move on sailor boy, get cracking on your way.

And away shanty, ...

6. I kissed her hard and proper before her flash man came

Saying ‚fare thee well, my bowery girl I know your little game‘

And away shanty, ...

7. I wrapped me glad rags round me and to the docks did steer

I‘ll never court another girl, I’ll stick to rum and beer.

And away shanty, ...

8. I joined a Ynakee blood boat and sailed away next morn‘

Don’t mess around with women, ladsm you’re safer round Cape Horn.

And away shanty ...

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