1. New York Girls

From the recording The Unexpected Voyage (MP3)

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New York Girls

As I walked down to Broadway, one morning in July
I met a maid, she asked my trade, a sailor John said I
to Tiffany's I took her, I did not mind expense
I bought her two gold earrings, they cost me fifteen cents 

And away to Santy my dear Annie
Oh you New York Girls can’t you dance the polka 
Run away you santy my dear Annie
Oh you New York Girls can’t you dance the polka

She said you Limejuice Sailor, now walk me home you may
when we got to her cottage door she this to me did say
My flashman he's a yankee with his hair cut short behind
He wears a pair of black sea-boots, he sails in the blackball line


And he's homeward bound this evening and with me he will stay
So get a move on sailor boy, get cracking on your way
I kissed her hard and proper before her flashman came
goodbye you little New York Girl, I know your little game 


I joined a Yankee bloodboat we sail in early morn
I'll never court a maid again, I'm safer off Cape Horn
So I wrapped my glad rags 'round me and to the docks did steer
goodbye you little New York gals, I'll stick with rum and beer