Santy Anno

Santy Anno

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter at Brigid Meier's 16th birthday party in 1961.

We're sailin' down the river to Liverpool
Heave away, Santy Anno
Around Cape Horn to 'Frisco Bay
Way up in Californio

So it's heave her up and away we'll go
Heave away, Santy Anno
Heave her up and away we'll go
Way up in Californio

Back in the days of forty-nine
Heave away, Santy Anno
Back in the days of the good old times
Way out in Californio

So it's heave her up and away we'll go
Heave away, Santy Anno
Heave her up and away we'll go
Way up in Californio

I'm going back to 'Frisco town
Heave away, Santy Anno
Marry a girl named Bessie Brown
Way up in Californio

So it's heave her up and away we'll go
Heave away, Santy Anno
Heave her up and away we'll go
Way up in Californio
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     26 May 1961 Before The Dead Bob and Jerry

Traditional versions sometimes have another verse:
There's plenty of gold, so I've been told
Heave away, Santy Anno
Plenty of gold, so I've been told
Way out in Californio

 


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