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  1. They also say that the original song was used not as evil lyrics, but as a monotonous rhythm setting melody for joint actions of the then sailors, such as pulling the anchor chain or raising sails. The beginning of the song “Ho! Ho! And up she rises! “meant something like:” Intercept with one hand, intercept with the other hand, pull-u-uli!”. Then the words appeared. Then new verses began to appear.

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