Leave Her Johnny
Traditional

Oh, I thought I heard the old man say
Leave her Johnny, leave her
It’s a long, hard pull to the next payday
And it’s time for us to leave her

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Leave her Johnny, leave her
Oh, leave her Johnny, leave her
Oh the voyage is done and the winds don’t blow
And it’s time for us to leave her

The skipper was bad, but the mate was worse
Leave her Johnny, leave her
He’d blow ya down with a spike and a curse
And it’s time for us to leave her

Chorus

Oh, it’s rotten meat and weevily bread
Leave her Johnny, leave her
It’s pump or drown, the old man said
And it’s time for us to leave her

Chorus

So I thought I heard the old man say
Leave her Johnny, leave her
It’s one more pull and then belay
And it’s time for us to leave her

Chorus

Now it’s time to say goodbye
Leave her Johnny, leave her
For all the pumps are now pumped dry
And it’s time for us to leave her