Cheerily Man

Nancy Dawson or Sally Rackett

Oh, Nancy Dawson, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
She's got a notion Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
Oh, Nancy Dawson, Aye yeo!

Cheer'ly man!
For our old bo'sun, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man, Oh,!
Hauley, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man.

2. Oh, Betsy Baker, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
Lived in Long Acre, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
Married a Quaker. Aye yeo!
[Refrain]

3. Oh, Sally Rackett Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
Pawned my best jacket, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
And kept the ticket. Aye yeo!
[Refrain]

4. Oh, the ladies of town, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
All soft as dawn, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
In their best gown. Aye yeo!
[Refrain]

5. Oh, Polly Hawkins, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
With her white stocking, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
Beats all at talking. Aye yeo!
[Refrain]

6. Oh, Kitty Carson, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
Jilted the parson, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
Married a mason. Aye yeo!
[Refrain]

7. Oh, haughty cocks, Aye yeo!
Cheer'ly man!
Oh, split the blocks, Aye yeo, oh!
Cheer'ly man!
Oh, stretch her luff. Aye yeo!
[Refrain]

 

Nancy Dawson

A common rendition of "Nancy Dawson".