Leave Her Johnny
Sean Dagher Lyrics


I thought I heard the Old Man say:
"Leave her, Johnny, leave her."
Tomorrow you will get your pay,
and it's time for us to leave her.

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!
Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her!
For the voyage is long and the winds don't blow
And it's time for us to leave her.
Oh, the wind was foul and the sea ran high.
"Leave her, Johnny, leave her!"
She shipped it green and none went by.
And it's time for us to leave her.

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!
Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her!
For the voyage is long and the winds don't blow
And it's time for us to leave her.

I hate to sail on this rotten tub.
"Leave her, Johnny, leave her!"
No grog allowed and rotten grub.
And it's time for us to leave her.

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!
Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her!
For the voyage is long and the winds don't blow
And it's time for us to leave her.

We swear by rote for want of more.
"Leave her, Johnny, leave her!"
But now we're through so we'll go on shore.
And it's time for us to leave her.

Leave her, Johnny, leave her!
Oh, leave her, Johnny, leave her!
For the voyage is long and the winds don't blow
And it's time for us to leave her.

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Comments from YouTube:

Max

I know you’ve heard it before but you singing leave her Johnny can honestly bring me to tears with memories of Assassins Creed 4

Khalid Al Mutawaa

Decided to replay Black Flag last week just to listen to the shanties. Forgot how amazing that game was. This song and Parting Glass always bring a tear to my eye.

Xcizior

@Sean Dagher i really love how much you teach in these videos. ive learned so much from shanty of the week^^

Brandon Turps

That’s what I like about the stream honestly is the wrong motion for where am I to Go me Johnny’s

Ardool

im playing black flag rn :D and i already have nostalgia from this shanty xD

Sean Dagher

Awesome. Glad to hear it.

Olivia C

“This ship is probably not in top condition”
Me too, ship. Me too.

Sean Dagher

You're always ship-shape.

Nathan Derbyshire

Your voice is iconic, this is my favorite shanty because of you.

Sean Dagher

Thanks! It's one of my favourites as well.

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