Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Traditional Arrangement: Wayne Chaulk

Lyrics

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

Chorus:
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.

Now the winds were foul and the work was hard
Leave her, Johnny, leave her.
From the Liverpool docks to the London yard
And it’s time for us to leave her.

Chorus

Now the skipper was bad but the mate was worse
Leave her, Johnny, leave her.
He would cut you down with a swipe and a curse
And it’s time for us to leave her.

Now it was rotten meat and moldy bread
Leave her, Johnny, leave her.
You would eat it or you would starve to death.
Now it’s time for us to leave her.

Chorus

Now it’s time for us to say farewell
Leave her, Johnny, leave her.
For now those pumps are all pumped dry.
Now it’s time for us to leave her.

Chorus