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Kingston Trio – Away Rio lyrics

Nick Reynolds/Bob Shane/John Stewart

The anchor is weighed and sails they are set. Away, Rio!
The girls back home we'll never forget for we're bound for the Rio Grande.
And away, Rio! High away, Rio! The girls back home we'll never forget for we're bound for the Rio Grande.
Two more days, Johnny, two more days. Only two more days, Johnny, two more days.

The mainsail is up and the spinnaker's out. Away, Rio!
We'll head for Cape Horn and then pull her about for we're bound for the Rio Grande.
And away, Rio! High away, Rio! We'll head for Cape Horn and then pull her about for we're bound for the Rio Grande.
One more day, Johnny, one more day. Only one more day, Johnny, one more day.

When we get to Rio we'll drop all our pay. Away, Rio!
And young Michael Christian is countin' the days for we're bound for the Rio Grande.
And away, Rio! High away, Rio! And young Michael Christian is countin' the days for we're found for the Rio Grande.
There she lies, Johnny, there she lies. There she lies, Johnny, there she lies.



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    TheGreatToucan
    This song pre-dates its alleged authors by a good 70 years. Obviously it is an old shanty, a sailing song. The "Rio Grande" mentioned in the song is not the river that is the border between the USA and Mexico, but the Rio Grande del Sul, in Brazil. A spinnaker is a triangular sail set at the very front of a sailing ship.
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