Lyrics

1. Oh, say, wuz ye ever down Rio Grande? ‘Way for Rio!
It’s there that the river flows down golden sands!

Refrain
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande,
Then away, bul-lies, a-way!
‘Way for Ri-o!
Sing fare-ye-Well, me Liverpool gels,
An’ we’re bound for the Rio Grande!

2. So heave up the anchor, let’s get it aweigh, ‘Way for Rio!
It’s got a good grip, so heave, bullies, ‘way-ay! Refrain

3. Oh, where are yiz bound to, my bully boys all? ‘Way for Rio!
An’ where are yiz bound for to make yer landfall? Refrain

4. We’re bound to the south’ard, me bully boys all, ‘Way for Rio!
Bound out to the Brazils, me bully boys all. Refrain

5. An’ what’ll ye do there, me bully boys all? ‘Way for Rio!
What job will ye do there, me bully boys all? Refrain

6. We’ll dig for red gold, oh, me bully boys all, ‘Way for Rio!
We’ll dig for a fortune, me bully boys all. Refrain

7. Or die o’ the fever, me bully boys all, ‘Way for Rio!
Or die o’ the fever, me bully boys all. Refrain

8. Heave with a will boys, oh, heave long an’ strong, ‘Way for Rio!
Sing a good chorus, for ’tis a good song. Refrain


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