Come all ya young fellers that follow the sea
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
Now just pay attention and listen to me
Give me some time to blow the man down

Aboard the Black Baller I first served my time
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
But on the Black Baller I wasted my time
Give me some time to blow the man down

We’d tinker and tailors and sailors and all
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
That sailed for good seamen aboard the
Black Ball Give me some time to blow the man down

‘Tis larboard and starboard, on deck you will crawl
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
When kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball
Give me some time to blow the man down

Now when the Black Baller’s preparin’ for sea
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
You’d bust your sides laughin’ at sights that you see
Give me some time to blow the man down

But when the Black Baller is clear of the land
With a yo-ho, blow the man down
Old kicking Jack Williams gives ev’ry command
Give me some time to blow the man down

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