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Ballad of Old Rose

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Ballad of Old Rose
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This is a traditional song sung on ships and in taverns in Old Rose.
Type Music
Important Details
Kingdom of Origin Anaxas
Racial Origin Unknown

This is a traditional song sung on ships and in taverns in Old Rose. It is generally interpreted to be a slave song from when the slave trade was in full force, before the days of Silas Hawke. However, many sailors feel it suits their own mixed feelings to returning to the Harbor after a long commission at sea. There are several different versions of this song, but these are the generally agreed-upon words.

Song Lyrics

Heave it up, boys! A storm is brew
There'll be no rest for you,
Tossing and turning in the ragged wind, oh!
Hey ho, tie it up tight,
We'll get no sleep tonight
Hold fast, and maybe we'll be free again!
When the sun comes up on Old Rose
Don't you heave a sigh
See that harbor looming near
Like a black spot in your eye,
Oh, your days are numbered
And oh, they move so slow
Till the day has come, Old
Rosie lets you go!
Heave it up, boys! The water's fine!
Break out the mooring line!
Go down, you boyos to the waiting shoreside
So long sailing the sea,
Not long enough for me
But Rosie is calling and she wants me more!
When the sun comes up on Old Rose
Don't you heave a sigh
See that harbor looming near
Like a black spot in your eye,
Oh, your days are numbered
And oh, they move so slow
Till the day has come, Old
Rosie lets you go!