Chorus: Sing me lads cheerily, Heave me lads cheerily, Heave away cheerily o-ho! For the gold that we prize an' for sunnier skies, away to the south'ard we go!"
Hugill gives the second text, "As Off to the South'ard We Go," as a variant of "Heave Away Cheerily" and quotes it from vol. 5 of the _Journal of the Folk Song Society_ where was taken down by a Mr. Piggot from the singing of shantyman J. Perring of Dartmouth in 1912. - SL