Rolling Down To Old Maui

[Verse 1]

It’s a damn tough life, full of toil and strife

We whalermen undergo

And we don’t give a damn when the gale is done

How hard the winds did blow

We’re homeward bound from the Arctic ground

With a good ship, taut and free

And we don’t give a damn when we drink our rum

With the girls of Old Maui
[Chorus]

Rolling down to Old Maui, me boys

Rolling down to Old Maui

We’re homeward bound from the Arctic Ground

Rolling down to Old Maui

[Verse 2]

Once more we sail with the northerly gale

Through the ice and wind and rain

Them coconut fronds, them tropical lands

We soon shall see again

Six hellish months have passed away

On the cold Kamchatka sea

But now we’re bound from the Arctic Ground

Rolling down to Old Maui[Chorus]

Rolling down to Old Maui, me boys

Rolling down to Old Maui

We’re homeward bound from the Arctic Ground

Rolling down to Old Maui[Verse 3]

And now we sail with the fav’rable gale

Towards our island home

Our mainmast sprung, our whaling done

And we ain’t got far to roam

Our stu’n’s’l bones is carried away

What care we for that sound?

A living gale is after us

Thank God we’re homeward bound

[Chorus]

Rolling down to Old Maui, me boys

Rolling down to Old Maui

We’re homeward bound from the Arctic Ground

Rolling down to Old Maui[Chorus]

Rolling down to Old Maui, me boys

Rolling down to Old Maui

We’re homeward bound from the Arctic Ground

Rolling down to Old Maui