“Haul Away, Boys, Haul Away”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Hugill)
Keywords: shanty worksong animal
Found in: West Indies


Shanty. "Oh, Haul away an' let's get goin', boys. Haul away, boys, haul away! Oh, Haul away for merchant's money, boys. Haul away, boys, haul away!" No particular story line, but several verses have references to Cuba and sugar.

Cross references


  1. Hugill, pp. 357-358, "Haul Away, Boys, Haul Away" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 269-270]
  2. BI, Hugi357