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Origins: Up She Rises

GUEST,Shantyjohn 12 Jul 12 - 05:15 PM
Joe Offer 12 Jul 12 - 05:24 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 12 Jul 12 - 05:33 PM
Big Al Whittle 12 Jul 12 - 06:18 PM
Gibb Sahib 12 Jul 12 - 06:44 PM
Don Firth 12 Jul 12 - 08:27 PM
meself 12 Jul 12 - 08:29 PM
Beer 12 Jul 12 - 09:19 PM
GUEST,Shantyjohn 13 Jul 12 - 03:36 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Jul 12 - 01:14 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 13 Jul 12 - 05:54 PM
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Subject: Origins: Up She Rises
From: GUEST,Shantyjohn
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 05:15 PM

Just heard the song Up She Rises on Radio Newfoundland on the internet. A bit of a search brought it up on You Tube, by Bob Porter.

It has appeared on two albums of his, first in 1997 on 'Wave The Flag' and then in 1999 on 'Our Piece of Ground'.

Can anyone please direct me to a source where I can buy either or both albums?

There is an American Bob Porter, but he's into jazz; you know how some people feel about Marmite, well I'm the same with jazz..

Many thanks

Shantyjohn

YouTube here - Up She Rises by Bob Porter on YouTube

For pm's :-

For pm's if anyone can help


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Subject: ADD: Up She Rises (Songwriter?)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 05:24 PM

Here are the lyrics from the YouTube recording - is Bob Porter the songwriter?


UP SHE RISES
(Bob Porter)

When she leaves safe harbour,
Headed for the fishin' ground's unknown waters again;
And you wave goodbye to the friends on shore,
Steamin' with a northern wind.
The waves they roll and the wind's pickin' up,
And the night is comin' on fast;
She turns her back to the island shore,
Through the high waves she will blast.

And it's
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
The water rolls off of her deck;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
Guided through the sea by her captain, Jack.
Oh, oh, up she rises,
She's headed straight into the wind;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
She goes back down, but she rises again.

In the morning the winds are calm,
And the waters they glisten with the rising sun;
The captain says all men on deck,
There's a day's work to be done.
We climb the rails, and we hit the deck,
We've reached the fishing grounds at last.
We work the day and hear the captain say,
There's a windstorm coming up fast.

And it's
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
The water rolls off of her deck;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
Guided through the sea by her captain, Jack.
Oh, oh, up she rises,
She's headed straight into the wind;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
She goes back down, but she rises again.

When the catch is made, we steam for home,
To a harbour safe and warm;
Through a restless night we toss and turn,
In the winds and waves of a storm.
In the northern gale and a ten foot swell,
She's a-cuttin' through the mighty sea;
And the sound of a song is heard from below,
The men you can hear 'em sing.

Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
The water rolls off of her deck;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
Guided through the sea by her captain, Jack.
Oh, oh, up she rises,
She's headed straight into the wind;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
She goes back down, but she rises.

Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
The water rolls off of her deck;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
Guided through the sea by her captain, Jack.
Oh, oh, up she rises,
She's headed straight into the wind;
Oh, oh, oh, up she rises,
She goes back down, but she rises again.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 05:33 PM

The Drunken Sailor chorus has the lines "Hooray and up she rises".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 06:18 PM

A real sailor wouldn't say Hooray. Real men aren't given to spontaneous outbursts of merriment and expressions of exuberant joy.

My father was real man and you wouldn't catch him shouting Hooray!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 06:44 PM

Good one, Al!
Not true, but I appreciate the humour.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Don Firth
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 08:27 PM

The Drunken Sailor?

I've always heard it "Weigh hey and up she rises."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: meself
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 08:29 PM

I learned it & have always sung it as, 'Way, hey ... '- which is something a real man, even a real sailorman, would shout in an unguarded moment. Although, come to think of it, my father was also a real man, and I can't say I ever did hear him shout 'Way, hey'. I did, however, hear him shout, 'I'll beat the living daylights out of yuh!' on numerous occasions. ('I'll tan your hide!' was a pithier alternative).


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Beer
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:19 PM

Now there is a thread in what you have said "meself".

GUEST,Shantyjohn that song was always in my repertoire when I had my Celtic group together. Was a fun song to do and sure wish I could sing it again. I can't help you in your quest but that is the only version I have heard.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: GUEST,Shantyjohn
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 03:36 AM

Thanks for all the replies - it's not 'The Drunken Sailor' and Bob Porter is the song writer.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 01:14 PM

"Up She Rises," lyrics by Bob Porter, are given at this Canadian web site:
http://mail.esdnl.ca/~thomaskennedy/twin/scotland1/rises.html

They are the same as those posted by Joe from youtube.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 05:54 PM

I've heard quite a few others sing "hooray", including Fisherman's Friends here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCJXTrT4fFA


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: meself
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 08:56 PM

Note, however, that they are merely the 'friends' of fishermen, and not actual fishermen ... !


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 11:56 PM

Well ....come to think of it, there was that night the handsome cabin boy revealed had a few too many rums, and stepped out from her disguise. there were a few hoorays that night, I can tell you....

well it was a long voyage...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 05:44 PM

I, Meself, am quite sure that one or two of them are indeed fishermen.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 06:08 PM

I've always heard it "Weigh hey and up she rises."

Me too

As in "Weigh anchor!"


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 09:06 PM

See first, and later posts by Shantyjohn; NOT the Drunken Sailor but the song by Bob Porter.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 09:16 PM

perhaps just one of those great human paradoxes - things we are not really meant to fully understand - and yet far too important for us to completely ignore, as it concerns all of us, and touches every single life.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 09:20 PM

Hooray! my arse! Its a dead giveaway - like wearing a wrist watch, or sitting with your legs crossed.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 09:29 PM

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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 15 Jul 12 - 05:25 PM

...a bit off-course, but in another English chanty, Homeward Bound/Goodbye, Fare Ye Well, I sing "HOORAW, my boys we're homeward bound" - as on Mudcat's Digi Trad.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: GUEST,CFMQ FM 98.1
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 12:24 PM

Shanty John,

Did you ever track down Bob Porter's CDs?

If so and are willing, please send me information as I would like to purchase as well.

Tracey


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up She Rises
From: Thompson
Date: 26 Sep 18 - 06:39 PM

Wave the Flag and Our Piece of Ground are available on various sites like Apple Music and Amazon Music, as is another album called New Life.


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