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John Kanaka

This song is by Hein & Oss and appears on the album Songs of the World (1968).

I heard, I heard, the Old Man say
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-e!
Today, today is a holiday!
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-e!
Tu-lai-e!, oh tu-lai-e!
John Kanaka-naka tu-lai-e!

We work tomorrow, no work today
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!
Today, today is a holiday
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!
Tulai-e, oh tulai-e!
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!

We're bound away for Frisco Bay
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
We're bound away at the break of day
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
Tulai-e, oh tulai-e!
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!

A Yankee ship with a Yankee crew
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
Oh we're buckos for to push her through
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
Tulai-e, oh tulai-e!
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!

A Yankee ship with a Yankee mate
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
He's the bugger who can change your gait!
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
Tulai-e, oh tulai-e!
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!

Oh, haul away, oh, haul away
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
Oh, haul away, an' make your pay
John Kanaka-naka tulai-e!
Tulai-e, oh tulai-e!
John Kanaka-naka, tulai-e!

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