Haul Away Joe
is a fine shanty which I heard a lot being sung by various groups but never got around to performing it myself until I teamed up with Nina Kreft
. The version we sang was found in Daily Express Community Song Book
. Already a lively song, we enlivened it even further by producing a rope and getting our audience to heave on it too!.
Nina once told me that she thought of/ or actually sung whilst, as a general practitioner's assistant, drawing out some medical gear from a hapless patient!