One of the things our president likes to do is sing a sea shanty. So he figured he'd make one up for the mighty Inland Packet line. Not bad for a company with no boats! Verses will be added as he thinks of them or you submit them. The tune is traditional and I hope to hear it sung round the world. Post a video of you singing it with friends or shanty circle!

The Inland Packet Line

By James D. Maxwell

Tune: South Australia (Trad)

In inland waters it was born
Heave Away, Haul Away!
Inland waters are the norm
On the Inland Packet Line

CHORUS:
Haul away you plywood kings!
Heave Away, Haul Away!
Haul away o'hear me sing
On the Inland Packet Line

Let's Sail the Inland packet boys!
Heave Away, Haul Away!
Unship your oars and make some noise!
On the Inland Packet Line

The lakes and ponds do beckon us
Heave Away, Haul Away!
Don't need a map or GPS
On the Inland Packet Line

Where does the Inland Packet go?
Heave Away, Haul Away!
Where only gentle winds do blow!
On the Inland Packet Line!

Our course is set it's true and straight
Heave Away, Haul Away!
This boat was built of a four by eight!
On the Inland Packet Line

This boat may never cross the sea
Heave Away, Haul Away!
For what I spent that's fine with me
On the Inland Packet Line

Our course is set it's straight and true
Heave Away, Haul Away!
This boat was built with epoxy glue
On the Inland Packet LIne

There is a girl a left behind
Heave Away, Haul Away!
I wonder if I cross her mind
On the Inland Packet Line

I built this boat it don't bother me!
Heave Away, Haul Away!
That's why I have a PFD
On the Inland Packet Line

The longest journey I would take
Heave Away, Haul Away!
Is a One Sheet Skiff cross Flathead Lake
On the Inland Packet Line

Why sail in a plywood boat?
Heave Away, Haul Away!
I'm hoping that the wood will float
On the Inland Packet Line

Our sails are made of Polytarp
Heave Away, Haul Away!
I hope it holds with all my heart
On the Inland Packet Line

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