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March

This week we released a live single video from our third Stable Session video named ‘Haul Away’. The name is taken from the actual single title ‘Haul Away’, a bellowous sea shanty.
We broke this old sea shanty right down to almost a cappella. We really wanted to add another element to the song though. We came up with a ‘heave ho’ type sound to help drive home the idea
of this being a sea shanty but also something else to give it a contemporary edge. There’s a very minimalist ‘chugging’ electric guitar that sits in behind with the lead vocal melody but also the vocal movements. i first heard this song from The Clancy Brothers a few years back.
We all instantly loved it when we listened to it and to be honest it was a last minute addition to our session in the Stable but man our we glad we put it on there! Seeing as it maybe something you can easily sing along with (as all sea shanties are!) here are the lyrics for you land lubbers to ‘haul away’ with us! And it’s not ‘Timmy’….it’s ‘To Me’!?☘️
#lovenafianna #HaulAway – Ciarán

Haul Away Joe:
When I was a little boy,
so my mother told me,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

And if I did not kiss the girls,
my lips would all grow mouldy,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

And then I met a Yankee girl,
and she was fat and lazy,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

And then I met an Irish girl,
she damn near drove me crazy,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

King Louis was the King of France,
before the revolution,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

And then he got his head cut off,
which spoiled his constitution,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

St. Patrick was a gentleman,
he came form decent people,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

He built a church in Dublin town,
and on it put a steeple,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

Way haul away,
we’re bound for better weather,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

Way, haul away,
the good ship now is rolling,
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe,
To me!
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe,
To mw!
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe, YUP!
Way haul away, we’ll haul away Joe, To me!

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