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Prohibition Way
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When the Americays were dry
By the laws of old excise
A Yank could find his drink by way of sea

And our schooner often ran
From the banks of Newfoundland
to quench the thirst
The Yankee buyer’s plea

So haul, haul up the main
Our schooner’s off, she sails again
from Newfoundland bound for Americay
Heave, heave, heave me b’ys
We’re sailing o’er the Yankee tide
Running rum the prohibition way

Weighed down in our hold
Prohibition’s liquid gold
To rendezvous off the coast of Maine
Midnight splash of oars
The Yankee buyers now on board
The deal is done
We’re headed off again

So haul, haul up the main
Our schooner’s off, she sails again
from Newfoundland bound for Americay
Heave, heave, heave me b’ys
We’re sailing o’er the Yankee tide
Running rum the prohibition way

We’re on to Boston Harbour
To pull another feat
And I pray to god
No excise men we meet
I’d rather be drawn and hanged
Than to lose me schooner grand
And never more to sail the open sea

So haul, haul up the main
Our schooner’s off, she sails again
from Newfoundland bound for Americay
Heave, heave, heave me b’ys
We’re sailing o’er the Yankee tide
Running rum the prohibition way

Now the Boston deal is done
The Yankee buyer’s got his rum
Our pockets lined
For Newfoundland we sail
We’re loaded for and aft
Enough provisions for to last
The winter by’s, again we have prevailed

So haul, haul up the main
Our schooner’s off, she sails again
from Newfoundland bound for Americay
Heave, heave, heave me b’ys
We’re sailing o’er the Yankee tide
Running rum the prohibition way

####.... Glen Breen (The Punters)....####

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When the {Em}Americays were {C}dry
By the {G}laws of old ex{D}cise
A {Em}Yank could find his {C}drink by way of {D}sea

And our {Em}schooner often {C}ran
From the {G}banks of Newfound{D}land
To {Em}quench the thirst
The {D}Yankee buyer's {G}plea

So {G}haul, haul {D}up the main
Our {Em}schooner's off, she {C}sails again
From {G}Newfoundland {D}bound for Ameri{C}cay {D}
{G}Heave, heave, {D}heave me b'ys
We're {Em}sailing o'er the {C}Yankee tide
{G}Running rum the {D}prohibition {G}way

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