One More Day
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Lesley Nelson-Burns


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This shanty is also known as Only One More Day and Charlie, One More Day. Stan Hugill says the tune was originally sung on the riverboats that worked the inland waterways of America. It made its way to deep water by way of the cotton hoosiers of Mobile, Alabama. Although they stole many of their songs (and vice versa), deep water sailors referred to rivermen as "ditch-hogs." Oh have you heard the news, my Johnny?
One more day!
We're homeward bound tomorrow,
One more day!
Only one more day, my Johnny
Only one more day!
Oh rock and row me over,
One more day!


Oh heave and sight the anchor, Johnny
One more day!
Oh heave and sight the anchor,
One more day!
Only one more day, my Johnny
Only one more day!
Oh rock and row me over,
One more day!


I'm bound away to leave you, Johnny,
One more day!
But I will not deceive you,
One more day!
Only one more day, my Johnny
Only one more day!
Oh rock and row me over,
One more day!

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From The Fireside Book of Favorite American Songs and
Shanties from the Seven Seas
See Bibliography for full information.