Santy Ano

(Written in sailor English)

We were sailing down the river from Liverpool
Ref: Heave away, Santy Ano!
Them sail were set and the hatches full
Ref: All across the plains of Mexico!

Oh, in Mexico I long to be
With a tight waisted girl all on each knee

Oh, them Spanish girls I do adore
They’ll drinks you blind, then axe for more

And I love that girl with the long black hair
She’ll drinks you blind, and skin youse bare

Oh, in Mexico in the lowlands low
Where there ain’t no snow and the whalefishes blow

Oh, when I was young and in my prime
I’d chase them girls, oh two at the time

But now I’m old and my hair is grey
Them sweet little girls turn the other way!