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Lyr Req: Bound for Van Diemen's Island (J Purdon)

GUEST,Doxy 05 Jun 08 - 05:33 PM
Snuffy 06 Jun 08 - 04:25 AM
GUEST,doc.tom 06 Jun 08 - 04:32 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Jun 08 - 03:14 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Jun 08 - 03:26 PM
BB 07 Jun 08 - 03:39 PM
GUEST 08 Jun 08 - 03:20 PM
GUEST,Doxy 08 Jun 08 - 04:01 PM
the lemonade lady 15 Dec 10 - 10:06 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Transortation song 'cap in hand'
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 05:33 PM

Hi all,
I heard Mrs lemon singing a brilliant song about transportation. all I remember of it (i had had six pints) was it stood the hairs on the back of my neck on end and had a chorus that went:-
Unless you stand with cap in hand transported you will be
Where does it come from and what's the rest of it.
I always seem to be inebriated when I meet up with the lovely Lemon Lady don't knoiw if that says something about me or just about the places we meet up................
Fair winds
doxy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Transportation song 'cap in hand'
From: Snuffy
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 04:25 AM

Julia

I have an MP3 of Sally singing this song (which may be called Van Diemens Land).

I'l email you (at the address on your CD), to see how we can arrange to get it to you.

Vaughan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Transportation song 'cap in hand'
From: GUEST,doc.tom
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 04:32 AM

Coope, Byes & Simpson
Written by Jim Boyes
Title, Bound For Van Dieman's Land
Recorded on CBS's Funny Old World


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Transportation song 'cap in hand'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 03:14 PM

Try BOUND FOR VAN DIEMEN'S ISLAND. Spelling can be critical when using a search engine.

I couldn't find any lyrics or sound samples, though.

I did find the information that it was based on a poem by Jock Purdon (1925-1998).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Transportation song 'cap in hand'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 03:26 PM

These MIGHT be relevant:

Purdon, Jock. Songs of the Durham Coalfield. [Book] Pit Lamp Press, 1977.

Purdon, Jock. Pitwork, Politics and Poetry. [Cassette tape] Durham, England, UK: Pit Lamp Press, 1981.

Purdon, Jock. Pitracide. [Cassette tape] Rock and Dole Records, 1986.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOUND FOR VAN DIEMEN'S ISLAND (J Purdon)
From: BB
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 03:39 PM

Hate to argue (publicly at least) with my dearly beloved above, but it was indeed, as Jim Dixon said, written by Jock Purdon, and the tune is trad. arranged CBS. Correct title appears to be 'Bound for Van Dieman's Island'. The tune is actually the one usually used for 'Jock of Hazeldean'.

I'll ne'er forget when first we met,
The years were long and lean,
A war did rage upon the stage
And a ship sailed on the scene;
It's true to say life's but a play,
A play that's been well planned;
We play our roles like poor lost souls
Bound for Van Dieman's land.

Chorus:
Bound for Van Dieman's land, brave boys,
Far, far across the sea;
If you don't stand with cap in hand,
Transported you will be.

And as we sail, blows wild the gale,
Dark shadows guard the grill;
They try in vain our minds to chain,
Our thoughts of freedom kill,
And as we sulk in convict hulk,
Aye, shackled feet and hand,
But men be free who poachers be
Bound for Van Dieman's land.

In East or West, man's but a jest,
For freedom's free for all;
You're free to die, but don't ask why
When blows the bugle call;
Their heartless lips build convict ships
With Bligh still in command;
Their ships today still plough their way
Bound for Van Dieman's land.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Transportation song 'cap in hand'
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 03:20 PM

Another Van D in the D T

http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7522


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Transportation song 'cap in hand'
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 08 Jun 08 - 04:01 PM

Thank you all!!!!
I now have correct info about the song so we can attribute it, the words and a sound file.
Just need to put in the hard work on learning and practicing
fair Winds
Doxy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bound for Van Diemen's Island (J Purdon)
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 10:06 AM

Blimey.... I've only just found this, thank you so much Julia!

I'm just compiling a CD for someone who wanted a Christmas present and it's going on there.

I'm not quite sure who to credit for the song. It'll have to be Jim Boyes I think.

Sal


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