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Around Cape Horn we're bound to go,
(Sacramento, Sacramento),
Around Cape Horn thro' sleet and snow,
To the banks o' Sacramento.
(Blow, boys, blow for California, O!
There's plenty o' gold so I've been told,
On the banks o' Sacramento.)

Around Cape Horn in the month of May,
Around Cape Horn is a very long way.

To Sacramento we're bound away
To Sacramento is a very long way.

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Source: Singing Together, Spring 1968, BBC Publications

This is simply identified as 'Sea Shanty'. There are several version in Stan Hugill's "Shanties from the Seven Seas" (see the Hugill ABC project on this site.)

Roud: 319 (Search Roud index at VWML) Take Six

Related Songs:  Banks of Sacramento (thematic)

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