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Kingston Trio – Santy Anno lyrics

Dave Guard

Ooo, Ooo, we're sailin' 'cross the river from Liverpool, heave away, Santy Anno.
Around Cape Horn to 'Frisco Bay, 'way out in Californio.

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So, heave her up and away we'll go. Heave away, Santy Anno. Heave her up and away we'll go. 'Way out in Californio.

There's plenty of gold, so I've been told. Heave away, Santy Anno. Heave her up and away we'll go. 'Way out in Californio.

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Well, back in the days of forty-nine. Heave away, Santy Anno. Back in the days of the good old times. Way out in Californio.

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Ahh, Ahh. Ooo. Ooo.



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    TheGreatToucan
    Yet another song hijacked by the Kingston Trio for publishing royalties. This is really one of our fine old shanties from the middle 1800's. "Santa Anna" was probably the name of the boat plying the seas between Liverpool and California, which came to be pronounced "Santy Anno" by the crew, to whom the song is addressed. Some writers postulate that a British boat crew fought in the Mexican War and was responsible for this song, but I doubt that. This was the song sung by the crew as the last sailing ship to commerically sail the Atlantic hove into port for the last time early in the 20th century, a fitting end to a significant era in music and commerce.
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