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Doodle Let Me Go (by A.L. Lloyd) 

For most of the World, the New Year has already come. 2020 is in full swing. At the time of this writing, we still have about 3 hours before the chimes hit. Gives us just a bit of time to share a bit of music. Today’s entry is an old Sea Shanty (which I love) called “Doodle Let Me Go”, by A.L. Lloyd. Most recently, it was used in Robert Eggers The Lighthouse, a very strange and highly recommended film.

Enjoy, be safe and Have a Happy New Year!!!

P.S. – Here are the lyrics as well, if you want to sing along.

 

It’s of a merchant’s daughter brought up in Callao
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
She took me in the parlour and said, “Won’t you be my boy?”

Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Oh all around the sofa, lads, and wasn’t it a show
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
And about the hour of twelve o’clock her own man he came home
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
As I was out a-walking down by the riverside
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
It was e’er I seen this pretty girl a-swimming in the tide
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
As I was out a-walking all in the bright moonlight
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
It was e’er I seen this girl a-swimming and arise, it shone so bright
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
I wish I was in Madame Gashay’s down in Callao
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Where the girls hold on your bobstay and they never let it go
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
We’ll cast a line ’round Madame Gashay’s and take the house in tow
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
We’ll tow it back to Liverpool all the way from Callao
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go
Doodle let me go, me girls, doodle let me go,
Hurrah, me yaller girls, doodle let me go

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