Haul Away the Whale

By Jimmy Rankin

In nineteen hundred and ninety four
A whale washed up on the Western shore
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

We rushed down to the courthouse there
To hear the case and the judge declare
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Chorus:
Fifty tons of TNT
We’ll blow that beast right back to sea
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Route 19 Judique on the Floor
We drained the taps
Crawled back for more
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

A brawl broke out at the Admiral
One left hook and down he fell
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat Chorus

Strathlorne girls are mighty fey
They’ll dance all night and sleep all day
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

But old Mabou is the place to be
If you like your shine and your homemade cheese
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat Chorus

The day was in one hell of a mess
As we rolled out for Inverness
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

At the bar and below the weather
The band sang out
We’ll go together
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat chorus

That sweet lass from Dunvegan
She stepped out and I stepped in
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

She said if you’re passing through Margaree
You must stop in for toast and me
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat chorus

Along the shores of Cheticamp
The people are fine
But the weather is damp
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Further up in Ingonish
They serve frosting with their fish
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat chorus

I knew a lad from Whitney Pier
With a lamp in the dark
He’d hunt for deer
Late one night
The light grew dim
The law came around

And arrested him
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat Chorus

This story has a tragic side
They blew that beast to PEI
Way haul away
Haul away the whale

Repeat Chorus

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