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A Cotton Screwing Shanty
Lift him up and carry him along,
Fire Marengo, fire away,
Send him down where he belongs,
Fire Marengo, fire away!
Stow him in his hole below,
Stay he must and then he'll go.
When I get back to Liverpool town,
I'll toss a line to little Sally Brown.
I'll haul her high and haul her low,
I'll bust her blocks and make her go.
Sally is a pretty little craft,
Sharp to the fore and rounded aft.
Screw the cotton and screw it down,
Let's get the hell from Mobile town.
Ease him down and let him lay,
Screw him in and there he'll stay.