Dreadnoughts, The - Fire Marengo Lyrics




Lift him up and carry him along
Fire Marengo, fire away

Put him down where he belongs
Fire Marengo, fire away

Ease him down and let him lay
Fire Marengo, fire away

Screw him in and there he'll stay
Fire Marengo, fire away

Now stow him in his hole below
Fire Marengo, fire away

Stay he must but then he'll go
Fire Marengo, fire away

When I get back to Liverpool town
Fire Marengo, fire away

I'll drop a line to little Sally Brown
Fire Marengo, fire away

I'll haul her high, I'll haul her low
Fire Marengo, fire away

I'll bust her locks and make her go
Fire Marengo, fire away

Oh Sally she's a pretty little craft
Fire Marengo, fire away

And sharp to the fore and rounded aft
Fire Marengo, fire away

So screw that cart and screw it down
Fire Marengo, fire away

Let's get the hell away from Shiloh town
Fire Marengo, fire away
Fire Marengo, fire away!





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Dreadnoughts, The Fire Marengo Comments
  1. Chaos: International

    I hear a female

  2. Carlos Stevan Cortes

    Que tenomes ushhh me encanta saludos desde Colombia xd

  3. Zdeněk Svoboda

    Fire Marengo? How will Marengo find a job now?

  4. Jon Snow

    Great music!!

  5. Allan A. Chornak

    Girls in the locker room: ugh I hate PE
    Boys in the locker room:

    Snickering Snake

    Allan A. Chornak I wish I had this experience

  6. Save The Ship

    You never hear this singing anymore. Except the dreadnoughts. You brought something new to a nice shanty.

  7. b r e a d

    I know what this song is about but still don't know what marengo is nor what fire has to do with anything. Anybody help me out here?

    Cinereous Monk

    Going to say Marengo is the name of a cannon

    shadovar S

    @Cinereous Monk Probably has something to do with the french ship the Marengo, or the Battle Of Marengo.

    InchonDM

    According to some Searching, this is a cotton-packer's song--strict rhythmic cadences like this are usually work songs. "Marengo" was the name of a stevedore, who would toss or "fire" cotton bales down into the hold of a ship where the skilled stowers would pack them in as tightly as possible. "Put him down where he belongs", "screw him in and there he'll stay", etc.

  8. Tytan Caba

    Im so gonna have this as the theme for the bbeg in my DnD campaign

    I Asbestos I

    I was just thinking that this is perfect for a D&D campaign

    Tytan Caba

    I Asbestos I gotta do it

  9. Csp499

    Thankfully, Marengo has a very generous severance package and has a host of other opportunities lined up.

  10. James Goudreau

    great song

  11. Gediminas Usevicius

    Lyrics:
    Lift him up and carry him along
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Put him down where he belongs
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Ease him down and let him lay
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Screw him in and there he'll stay
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Now stow him in his hole below
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Say he must andthen he'll go
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    When I get back to Liverpool town
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    I'll drop a line to little Sally Brown
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    I'll haul her high, I'll haul her low
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    I'll bust her locks and make her go
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Oh Sally she's a pretty little craft
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    And sharp to the fore and rounded aft
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    So screw that cart and screw it down
    Fire Marengo, fire away

    Let's get the hell away from Shiloh town
    Fire Marengo, fire away
    Fire Marengo, fire away

  12. Shifty 14

    Wow this is fucking amazing great job guys

  13. Draco Distortion

    I love this shanty. It was one of the first I found, and I used to sing it as I shoveled coal for the winter.

    Chaos: International

    wholesome

  14. Odda

    Wow, so great to see you guys apply your amazing style of shanty singing to one my personal favorite shantys. I would love if you guys did Blow the man down, the dogger bank and Auckland to the bluff