H.M.S. Rose off Ferryland, August 1995. Printed from shanty.rendance.org Site contents © 1993-2009 Andrew Draskóy excepting product images and lyrics.
The Hog-Eye Man - as sung at the VFSS shanty workshop, Nov. 30 1988

Go fetch me down me riding cane
  For I'm off to see me darlin' Jane
With a hog-eye
Railroad navie with his hog-eye
Roll ashore and a hog-eye, oh
She wants the hog-eye man

Oh, the hog-eye men are all the go
  When they come to San Francisco

Now, it's who's been here since I've been gone
  Well, a railroad navie with his sea boots on

Oh, Sally in the garden, picking peas
  Her golden hair hanging down to her knees

Oh, sally in the garden, shelling peas
  With a little hog-eye all sitting on her knees

Well, a hog ship, and a hog-eye crew
  Hog-eye mate and a skipper too