Blow High, Blow Low

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Blow High, Blow Low

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Restless and excited to be back at sea, a rowdy pack of sea-ready sailors prepare and load their docked ship on the eve of a whaling excursion.

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“Blow High, Blow Low” LYRICS

Men:
Blow high, blow low!
A-whalin’ we will go!
We’ll go a-whalin’, a-sailin’ away.
Away we’ll go,
Blow me high and low!
For many and many a long, long day!
For many and many a long, long day!

Jigger:
The people who live on land
Are hard to understand—
When you’re lookin’ for fun they clap you into jail!
So I’m shippin’ off to sea,
Where life is gay and free,
And a feller can flip
A hook in the hip of a whale.

All:
Blow high, blow low!
A-whalin’ we will go!
We’ll go a-whalin’, a-sailin’ away.
Away we’ll go,
Blow me high and low!
For many and many a long, long day.
For many and many a long, long day!

Billy:
It’s wonderful just to feel
Your hands upon a wheel
And to listen to wind a-whistlin’ in a sail,
Or to climb aloft and be
The very first to see
A chrysanthemum spout come out o’ the snout of a whale!

All:
Blow high, blow low! A-whalin’ we will go!
We’ll go a-whalin’, a-sailin’ away,
Away we’ll go,
Blow me high and low!
For many and many a long, long day!
For many and many a long, long day!

Jigger:
A-rockin’ upon the sea,
Your boat will seem to be
Like a dear little baby in her bassinet,
For she hasn’t learned to walk,
And she hasn’t learned to talk,
And her little behind
Is kind of inclined to be wet!

Men:
Blow high, blow low!
A-whalin’ we will go!
We’ll go a-whalin’, a-sailin’ away,
Away we’ll go,
Blow me high and low!
For many and many a long, long day!
For many and many a long, long day!