H.M.S. Rose off Ferryland, August 1995. Printed from shanty.rendance.org Site contents © 1993-2009 Andrew Draskóy excepting product images and lyrics.
Tom's Gone to Hilo

Tommy's gone on a whaling ship
Away to Hilo
Oh, Tommy's gone on a damn long trip
Tom's gone to Hilo

He never kissed his girl goodbye
He left her and he told her why

She'd robbed him blind and left him broke
He'd had enough, gave her the poke

His half-pay went, it went like chalf
She hung around for the other half

She drank and boozed his pay away
With her weather eye on his next payday

Oh Tommy's gone and left her flat
Oh Tommy's gone and he won't come back