Santianno

Is it Santianno, Santiana or Santa Anna? No matter which way it is sung it’s a great “windlass chantey” with lots of versions. Check “Youtube” and the internet for the story of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. He did not gain the day.

 

Santianno gain the day
Heave away, Santianno!
Santianno gained the day
Along the plains of Mexico!

Chorus:
Well heave ‘er up and away we’ll go
Heave away, Santianno!
Heave ‘er up and away we’ll go
Along the plains of Mexico!

Santianno fought for fame
Heave away, Santianno!
That’s where Santy gained his name
Along the plains of Mexico!

Chorus:

Santianno fought for gold
Heave away, Santianno!
Many’s the story I’ve been told
Along the plains of Mexico!

Chorus:

Santianno’s men were brave
Heave away, Santianno!
Many found a soldier’s grave
Along the plains of Mexico!

Chorus:

Santianno’s days are o’er
Heave away, Santianno!
Santianno will fight no more
Along the plains of Mexico!

Chorus:

They dug his grave with a silver spade
Heave away, Santianno!
A shroud of the finest silk was made
Along the plains of Mexico!

Chorus:

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