The Rio Grande

1. Oh, say, wuz ye ever down Rio Grande?
Way for Rio!
It’s there that the river flows down golden sands!
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

2. So heave up the anchor, let’s get it aweigh,
Way for Rio!
It’s got a good grip, so heave, bullies, ‘way-ay!
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

3. Oh, where are yiz bound to, my bully boys all?
Way for Rio!
An’ where are yiz bound for to make yer landfall?
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

4. We’re bound to the south’ard, me bully boys all,
Way for Rio!
Bound out to the Brazils, me bully boys all.
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

5. An’ what’ll ye do there, me bully boys all?
Way for Rio!
What job will ye do there, me bully boys all?
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

6. We’ll dig for red gold, oh, me bully boys all,
Way for Rio!
We’ll dig for a fortune, me bully boys all.
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

7. Or die o’ the fever, me bully boys all,
Way for Rio!
Or die o’ the fever, me bully boys all.
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

8. Heave with a will boys, oh, heave long an’ strong,
Way for Rio!
Sing a good chorus, for ’tis a good song.
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bullies, away!
Away for Rio!
Sing fare-ye-well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!