John Kanaka

Recorded by Clancy, O'Connell and Clancy on "Clancy, O'Connell, & Clancy"

I heard, I heard, the old man say,
John Kanaka-naka tooriay!

Today, today is a holiday,

John Kanaka-naka tooriay!

    Tooriay, Oh! Tooriay
    John Kanaka-naka tu-rai-ay!

We're bound away for 'Frisco Bay,
We're bound away at the break of day.

We're bound away around Cape Horn,
We wish to Christ we'd never been born!

Oh haul, oh haul, oh haul away,
Oh haul away, an' make yer pay!

I heard, I heard, the old man say,
John Kanaka-naka tooriay!

Today, today is a holiday,

John Kanaka-naka tooriay!

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