Heave a ho and away we go What care we for calm or gale We'll tak' a dram as lang as we can; Brandy's good amang het ale! Heave a ho and away we go, Mag and Meg and Jess and Jane, See how they leuch when we get fish; See how they girn when we get nane. Heave a ho and away we go, See them awaiting on the green; Big lots and wee lots or nae lots ava' Gin we dinna try we shall be seen. Heave a ho and off we're away, Lady Hyndford's lang tails comin' doon the brae; Heave a ho and away go we, She gets a' the creamy milk, we get the whey. Heave a ho and away we go, Revelling amidst the storm and gale; If good luck our lot should be, Soon we'll be drinking the milk of the whale.
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