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No. 1: CORO - "The Windlass Ply"

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Men:
The windlass ply, the cable haul
With a stamp and a go, and a yo heave ho!
Your sails to the wind let fall,
Joys of the shore we must forego,
But ours are the joys of the sea.
To brave the storm and to sink the foe,
To brave the storm and to sink the foe,
And the spoil of victory,
Of victory,
To brave the storm and to sink the foe,
And the spoil of victory.

Women:
You leave us here to watch and weep,
The lonely night, the dreary day.
The lonely night, the dreary day.
'Tis women's hearts your anchors keep,
Their lives you bear away.

Men:
The windlass ply, the cable haul
With a stamp and a go, and a yo heave ho!
Joys of the shore we must forego,
But ours are the joys of the sea.

Women:
'Tis women's hearts your anchors keep,
Their lives you bear away.

Men:
Heave ho! heave ho! heave ho! heave ho!

Women:
Their lives you bear away.

Women:Men:
You leave us hear to watch and weep,The windlass ply, the cable haul
The lonely night, the dreary day,With a stamp and a go, and a yo heave ho!
Your sails to the wind let fall,
The lonely night,Joys of the shore we must forego,
The dreary day.But ours are the joys of the sea.
'Tis women's hearts your anchors keep,To brave the storm and to sink the foe,
Their lives you bear away,To brave the storm and to sink the foe,
Their lives you bear away.And the spoil of victory,
Of victory.

All:
Then up with the Red Cross broad and brave,
To sweep the Crescent,
And sweep the Crescent from the wave!

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