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Karliene – Haul Away The Anchor Lyrics

Haul Away The Anchor Lyrics – Karliene

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

Born in Ireland scandalously
To a prosperous attorney
He had an affair with the maid, Mary
And I was their bastard child

So he hid me in sight in his employ
And dressed me as a plucky boy
But his wife saw through the shammy ploy
And Pa was the shame of the town
He wanted to

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

So we upped and left on a stormy sea
To the new world, new life for me
But me poor Ma died suddenly
A pain I couldn’t believe

I was mad, I was out of control
Lashing out with violent blows
I was bad with a storm in my soul
Volatile as the sea
I wanted to

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

Pa got rich in the sugar boom
And harried me to marry soon
Some boring, moneyed well-to-do
But I’m not the genteel kind

And that’s when I met sailor Jim
No wealth or rank or influence
So Pa cut me inheritance
When I swore to be his wife

Now I never said that I loved him
But little were my options
I longed to sail on the ocean
And Jim was living that life
I wanted to

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor

Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul, haul, haul away
Haul away the anchor