On se souvient de la bluette chantée par Hugues Aufray. Voici une version originale de cette vieille chanson de marins, à l’époque de la ruée vers l’or en Californie. Et c’est Odetta qui la chante.


SANTY ANNO

We’re sailin’ ‘cross the river from Liverpool,
Heave away, Santy Anno.
Around Cap Horn to ‘Frisco Bay,
‘Way out in Californio.
Chorus:
So, heave her up and away we’ll go.
Heave away, Santy Anno.
Heave her up and away we’ll go.
‘Way out in Californio.

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.

Chorus

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