Blood Red Roses

Our boots and clothes are all in pawn
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
And itís flamin' drafty 'round Cape Horn
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

My dear old mother said to me
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
My dearest son, come home from sea
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

It's 'round Cape Horn we all must go
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
'Round Cape Horn in the frost and snow
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

You've got your advance, and to sea you'll go
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
To chase them whales through the frost and snow.
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

It's 'round Cape Horn you've got to go
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
For that is where them whalefish blow.
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down


It's growl you may, but go you must,
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
If you growl too much your head they'll bust
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Just one more pull and that will do
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down
For we're the boys to kick her through
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down

Oh, you pinks and posies
Go down, you blood red roses, Go down