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Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman

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The Alabama
The Anchor's A-Weigh (doerflinger)
Beware of Larry Gorman
The Boys of the Island
Burns's Log Camp
Byrontown
Call John the Boatman
Charles Gustavus Anderson
Come Down You Bunch of Roses
Corbitt's Barkentine
The Dark Eyed Sailor
The Donzella and the Ceylon
Duffy's Hotel
The Famous Light Brigade
The Female Warrior
The Flat River Girl
The Gale of August,'27
Gimme de Banjo
The Gull Decoy
Hanging Johnny
Harry Dunne
Hello, Somebody
I'm a Decent Boy from Ireland
Jack Haggerty
Jack Tar
The Jealous Lover
John Dameray
Let Go the Reef Tackle
A Long Time Ago (4)
A Long Time Ago (6)
The Maids of Simcoe
McCollam Camp
McKinley Brook
The Millman Song
Paddy, Get Back
The Red Light Saloon
Reuben Ranzo (1)
Reuben Ranzo (2)
Roll the Cotton Down (1)
Roll the Cotton Down (2)
Rufus' Mare
The Schooner Blizzard
The Schooner Kandahar
The Scow on Cowden Shore (version one and two use the same tune.)
The Scow on Cowden Shore (3)
Shallo Brown
The Silk Merchant's Daughter
So Handy
The Spring trip of the Schooner Ambition
Susiana
Tomah Stream
A Trip to the Grand Banks
Were you ever in Dumbarton
The Wife of Kelso
The Wily auld Carle
The Winter of '73
Young Forbest


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Subject: Index: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Dec 00 - 12:39 AM

This is MMario's thread. He started it and did most of the work. I thought it might be a good idea to grace his thread with an index at the top.
Amazon says this book is still in print, and available in paperback for $19.95. I'll betcha it's available at the store at Mystic Seaport, and you could buy Stan Hugill's Shanties from the Seven Seas ($13.97 at Amazon) at the same time. Apparently, Amazon and Mystic they don't have Boxing the Compass, the renamed new edition of Roy Palmer's Oxford Book of Sea Songs.
-Joe Offer-

Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
William Main Doerflinger (1909-2000)


Originally published in 1951 as Shantymen and Shantyboys
Second printing, retitled Songs of the Sailor and Lumbermen, 1972.
Revised with additions, 1990

Alabama, The
Anchor’s Aweigh, The
A-Roving
As I Went A-Walking Down Ratcliffe Highway

Banks of Newfoundland, The
Banks of the Gaspereaux, The
Banks of the Roses, The
Beware of Larry Gorman
Big Five-Gallon Jar, The
Blow, Boys, Blow
Blow the Man Down
Bold Manning
Bold McCarthy (The City of Baltimore)
Bold Princess Royal, The
Boney
Bound Down to Newfoundland
Boys of the Island, The
Burns and His Highland Mary
Burns’s Log Camp
Byrontown

Call John the Boatman
Campañero, The
Canso Strait
Can’t They Dance the Polka!
Charles Gustavus Anderson
City of Baltimore, The
Coast of Peru, The
Come All You Bold Canadians
Come Down, You Bunch of Roses, Come Down
Corbitt’s Barkentine
Cumberland’s Crew, The

Dark-Eyed Sailor, The
Donzella and the Ceylon, The
Dreadnought, The
Drowsy Sleeper, The (Who’s That at My Bedroom Window?)
Drunken Sailor, The
Duffy’s Hotel
Dying Soldier, The

Early in the Morning (The Drunken Sailor)
Ebenezer, The

Famous Light Brigade, The
Female Warrior, The
First of the Emigrants, The
Flat River Girl, The (Jack Haggerty)
Flying Cloud, The
Flying Dutchman, The

Gale of August, ‘27, The
George Whalen (Whalen’s Fate)
Ghostly Crew, The
Gimme de Banjo
Gull Decoy, The

Hanging Johnny
Harry Dunne
Haul Away, Joe
Haul on the Bowline
Heave Away
Hello, Somebody
Highland Laddie
History of Prince Edward Island, The
Homeward Bound
Huckleberry Hunting

I Am a Wild Young Irish Boy
I’m a Decent Boy from Ireland
In Measure Time We’ll Row
Irish Girl’s Lament

Jack Haggerty
Jack Tar
Ja, Ja, Ja!
Jam on Gerry’s Rock, The
Jealous Lover, The
Jean François (Boney)
John Brown’s Body
John Dameray
Johnny Boker
Johnny Walk Along to Hilo
Jolly Young Sailor and the Beautiful Queen, The

Lady Franklin’s Lament
Lady of the Lake, The
Leave Her, Johnny (Time for Us to Leave Her)
Leaving of Liverpool, The
Let Go the Reef Tackle
Light on Cape May, The
Little Golden Ring, The
Long Time Ago, A
Loss of the Cedar Grove, The
Loss of the Druid, The
Loss of the Ramillies, The (The Ship Rambolee)
Lowlands
Lumber Camp Song, The
Lumberman’s Alphabet, The

Maid I Left Behind, The
Maids of Simcoe, The
Mainsail Haul
Mary on the Silvery Tide
McCullam Camp (The Winter of ‘73)
McKinley Brook
Messenger Song, The
Millman Song, The
Mouth of the Tobique, The

Nightingale, The,

Ocean Burial, The,
Off to Sea Once More
Old Oak Tree, The
Our Jack’s Come Home Today

Paddy Doyle
Paddy, Get Back
Paddy West
Paisley Officer, The
Perigoo’s Horse
Peter Emberley
Plain Golden Band, The
Poor Old Man

Red Light Saloon, The
Reuben Ranzo
Rio Grande
Rise Me Up from Down Below
Roll, Julia, Roll
Roll the Cotton Down
Rolling Home
Row, Bullies, Row (Roll, Julia, Roll)
Rufus’s Mare

Sacramento
Sailor Boy, The
Sailor’s Grace, The
Sailor’s Grave, The
Sailor’s Way, The
Sally Brown
Sally Monroe
Santy Anna
Schooner Blizzard, The
Schooner Kandahar, The
Scow on Cowden Shore, The
Shallo Brown
Shantyboys’ Song, The
Shantyman’s Life, A
Shenandoah
Ship Rambolee, The
Silk Merchant’s Daughter, The
So Handy
Soldier and the Sailor, The
South Australia
Southerly Wind
Spring Trip of the Schooner Ambition, The
Stately Southerner, The
Stormalong
Susiana
Swansea Town

They All Love Jack
Time for Us to Leave Her
Tom Dixon
Tomah Stream
Tommy’s Gone to Hilo
Trip to the Grand Banks, A
Two Lovers Discoursing

We’ll Have Another Drink Before the Boat Shoves Off
We’ll Roll the Golden Chariot Along
Were You Ever in Dumbarton?
Wexford Girl, The,
Whalen’s Fate
When Johnson’s Ale Was New
Whiskey, Johnny
Who’s That at My Bedroom Window?
Wife of Kelso, The
Wily Auld Cane, The (The Wife of Kelso)
Winter of ‘73, The

Young Billy Crane
Young Forbest


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Subject: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: MMario
Date: 22 May 02 - 02:42 PM

PAGE     TITLE 

56 A-ROVING
see DT AROVIN1

35 ALABAMA
see also DT ROLLALAB

166 ANCHOR'S AWEIGH

114 AS I WENT A-WALKING DOWN RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY
see DT RATCLIF2

123 BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND
See DT NWFNDLN3

246 BANKS OF THE GASPEREAUX - (no tune given in Doerflinger)
see DT BNKSGASP

315 BANKS OF THE ROSES
See DT BANKROS5

258 BEWARE OF LARRY GORMAN

111 BIG FIVE-GALLON JAR
see also DT STONEJAR

18 BLOW THE MAN DOWN
see DT BLOWDOWN
BLOWDWN2
BLOWDWN3
BLOWDWN4
BLOWDWN5
BLOWDWN6

25 BLOW, BOYS, BLOW
See DT BLOWBOYS
BLOWBOY2

139 BOLD MANNING
see DT BLDMANAN

128 BOLD MCCARTHY
see DT CITYBALT

142 BOLD PRINCESS ROYAL
see DT PRNCRYL
PRNCRYL2
PRNCRYL3

6 BONEY
see DT BONEYNAP
JOHNFRAN

201 BOUND DOWN TO NEWFOUNDLAND
see DT BNDNEWF

218 BOYS OF THE ISLAND

312 BURNS AND HIS HIGHLAND MARY
see DT BURNMARY

217 BURNS'S LOG CAMP

261 BYRONTOWN

173 CALL JOHN THE BOATMAN

84 CAMPANERO
see DT TUNEFILE CAMPNERO or
music

58 CAN'T THEY DANCE THE POLKA!
See DT NYGIRLS2

183 CANSO STRAIT
see DT CNSOSTRT

291 CHARLES GUSTAVUS ANDERSON

128 CITY OF BALTIMORE
see DT CITYBALT

151 COAST OF PERU
see DT CSTPERU
CSTPERU2

273 COME ALL YOU BOLD CANADIANS
see DT GENBROCK

22 COME DOWN, YOU BUNCH OF ROSES, COME DOWN
See also DT BLOODRED

189 CORBITT'S BARKENTINE

**134 CUMBERLAND'S CREW

300 DARK-EYED SAILOR

192 DONZELLA AND THE CEYON

126 DREADNOUGHT
see DT DREDNGHT
DREDNGT2

314 DROWSY SLEEPER
see DT SILVDAG3

48 DRUNKEN SAILOR
see DT DRNKSILR

268 DUFFY'S HOTEL

274 DYING SOLDIER
see also DT DYRANGR

48 EARLY IN THE MORNING
see DT DRNKSILR

200 EBENEZER
see DT EBENZER

276 FAMOUS LIGHT BRIGADE

143 FEMALE WARRIOR

149 FIRST OF THE EMIGRANTS
see DT FRSTEMIG

245 FLAT RIVER GIRL

136 FLYING CLOUD
see DT FLYCLOUD

148 FLYING DUTCHMAN
see DT FLYDUTCH

184 GALE OF AUGUST, '27

243 GEORGE WHALEN

181 GHOSTLY CREW
see DT GHOSCREW
GHOSCRE2

45 GIMME DE BANJO

255 GULL DECOY

31 HANGING JOHNNY

222 HARRY DUNNE
see DT HARRYDUN

4 HAUL AWAY, JOE
see DT HAULJOE

9 HAUL ON THE BOWLINE
see DT HAULBWLN
HAULBWL3

62 HEAVE AWAY
see DT HEAVJHN
HEAVEJH2

46 HELLO, SOMEBODY

50 HIGHLAND LADDIE
See DT DONKEYRD
HIELNLD4

**256 HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

87 HOMEWARD BOUND
See DT GDBYFWL

32 HUCKLEBERRY HUNTING
See Forum thread

270 ?I AM A WILD YOUNG IRISH BOY

278 I'M A DECENT BOY FROM IRELAND

**172 IN MEASURE TIME WE'LL ROW

318 IRISH GIRL'S LAMENT
See DT ERINVALE

86 JA, JA, JA!

245 JACK HAGGERTY
see DT FLATRVR@
FLATRVR

294 JACK TAR

238 JAM ON GERRY'S ROCK
See DT jamgerr1

287 JEALOUS LOVER

72 JOHN BROWN'S BODY

8 JOHN DAMERAY

9 JOHNNY BOKER
See DT JONBOKER

72 JOHNNY WALK ALONG TO HILO
See forum thread

298 JOLLY YOUNG SAILOR AND THE BEAUTIFUL QUEEN
see DT SAILQUEN

145 LADY FRANKLIN'S LAMENT
See DT LADYFRN2
LADYFRAN
LADYFRN4

302 LADY OF THE LAKE
See DT LADYLAKE

89 LEAVE HER, JOHNNY
See DT LEAVEHER
LEAVHER2
WSTOCEAN

104 LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
See DT LEAVLIV1
LEAVLIV2

165 LET GO THE REEF TACKLE

130 LIGHT ON CAPE MAY
See DT CAPEMAY

**170 LITTLE GOLDEN RING

37 LONG TIME AGO (1)
LONG TIME AGO (3)
LONG TIME AGO (4)
?LONG TIME AGO (6)

186 LOSS OF THE CEDAR GROVE
See DT CEDARGRV

195 LOSS OF THE DRUID

80 LOWLANDS
See DT LOWLNDS
LOWLND2
LOWLND3
LOWLAND4

210 LUMBER CAMP SONG
See DT LUMBCAMP
LONEFLYR

207 LUMBERMAN'S ALPHABET
See DT LUMBALPH
SAILALPH

**305 MAID I LEFT BEHIND

241 MAIDS OF SIMCOE

**117 MAINSAIL HAUL

282 MARY ON THE SILVERY TIDE
see DT SILVTIDE

220 MCKINLEY BROOK

**266 MESSENGER SONG

285 MILLMAN SONG

**252 MOUTH OF THE TOBIQUE

304 NIGHTINGALE
See DT NGALEWRK

162 OCEAN BURIAL
See Forum thread
See DT BURYNOTC
LONEPRA2

**107 OFF TO SEA ONCE MORE

283 OLD OAK TREE
See DT OLDOAKTR

169 OUR JACK'S COME HOME TODAY
See Forum tune
aussie

10 PADDY DOYLE
See DT PADDOYLE

113 PADDY WEST
See DT PADWEST

54 PADDY, GET BACK

308 PAISLEY OFFICER
See DT PAISLYOF

**266 PERIGOO'S HORSE

227 PETER EMBERLEY
See DT PTRMBRLY

247 PLAIN GOLDEN BAND
See DT PLAINGLD

14 POOR OLD MAN

249 RED LIGHT SALOON

23 ?REUBEN RANZO (1)
?REUBAN RANZO (2)

64 RIO GRANDE
See DT RIOGRAN

47 RISE ME UP FROM DOWN BELOW
See DT WHISKEYO

33 ?ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (1)
ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (2)

106 ROLL, JULIA, ROLL
See DT LIVJUDY

155 ROLLING HOME
See DT ROLLHOM
ROLLHOM2
ROLLHOM3

264 RUFUS'S MARE

68 SACRAMENTO
See DT SACRMNTO
SACRMNT2

164 SAILOR BOY
See DT FTHFULSL
FTHSAILR

160 SAILOR'S GRACE

161 SAILOR'S GRAVE
See DT SAILGRAV

109 SAILOR'S WAY

74 SALLY BROWN
See DT SALBROWN
SALBRWN2

303 SALLY MONROE

78 SANTY ANNA
See DT SNTYANNA
SNTYANN2

198 SCHOONER BLIZZARD

196 SCHOONER KANDAHAR

234 SCOW ON COWDEN SHORE
?SCOW ON COWDEN SHORE (2)
SCOW ON COWDEN SHORE (3)

44 SHALLO BROWN

209 SHANTYBOYS' SONG
See DT LUMBCAMP
LONEFLYR

211 SHANTYMAN'S LIFE
See DT SHNTLIFE

77 SHENANDOAH
See DT SHENDOAH

**144 SHIP RAMBOLEE

296 SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER

12 SO HANDY

277 SOLDIER AND THE SAILOR
See DT ANSWAMEN
See Forum thread

71 SOUTH AUSTRALIA
See DT SOAUSTRL

**174 SOUTHERLY WIND

177 SPRING TRIP OF THE SCHOONER AMBITION

131 STATELY SOUTHERNER
See DT STATESTH

82 STORMALONG
See DT STRMLNG

83 SUSIANA

152 SWANSEA TOWN
See DT HOLYGRND

**166 THEY ALL LOVE JACK

89 TIME FOR US TO LEAVE HER
See DT LEAVEHER
LEAVHER2
WSTOCEAN

251 TOM DIXON

216 TOMAH STREAM

30 ?TOMMY'S GONE TO HILO

179 TRIP TO THE GRAND BANKS

316 TWO LOVERS DISCOURSING

167 WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER DRINK BEFORE THE BOAT SHOVES OFF

49 WE'LL ROLL THE GOLDEN CHARIOT ALONG
See DT ROLLCHAR
ROLLCHR2


307 WERE YOU EVER IN DUMBARTON?

288 WEXFORD GIRL
See DT WXFRDGRL

243 WHALEN'S FATE

168 WHEN JOHNSON'S ALE WAS NEW
See DT JONESALE
See Forum thread

15 WHISKEY, JOHNNY
See DT WHISKJON
WHSKJHN

314 WHO'S THAT AT MY BEDROOM WINDOW?
See DT SILVDAG3

281 WIFE OF KELSO

281 WILY AULD CARLE

214 WINTER OF '73

61 YELLOW MEAL
See DT YELLMEAL

**259 YOUNG BILLY CRANE

224 YOUNG FORBEST


**not yet done/not in DT or forum that I can find.



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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN DAMERAY
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 11:34 AM

JOHN DAMERAY
(learned at sea (1880's) by Nathaniel Silsbee)
(tune set from his singing by niece, Mrs. George C. Beach)
(Doerflinger:Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - pp 7-8)



Aloft we all must go-oh,
[John come down the backstay]
In hail and frost and snow-oh,
[John come down the backstay,
John Dameray!]

John Dameray - John come down the backstay
John Dameray - John come down the backstay
John Demeray!
John Dameray - John come down the backstay
John Dameray - John come down the backstay
John Demeray!


My Ma she wrote to me,
"My son, come home from seas"

Got no manay and no clo'es
Am knocking out of doors.

My home I soo will be in,
And then we'll have some gin.

From sea I will keep clear,
And live by selling beer.


Doerflinger refers to this as a "fine deep-water tune".


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Subject: Tune Add: JOHN DAMERAY
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 12:19 PM

tune in songwright:

N-John Dameray
C-
A-
T-
S-100
K-Eb
B-4/4
F-Doerflinger
H-
M-4R-3 R-8 E-8 E-5 E-8 E-4 E-4 D-2 B-2 E-5 E-8 E-4 E-4
L-A-loft we all must go-oh,John come down the
H-
M-4D-4 F-2 B-4 B-5 D-8 F-4 a-4 G-2 E-2 E-5 E-8 E-4 E-4
L- back-stay, In hail and frost and snow-oh John come down the
H-
M-4G-4 b-2_G-4 E-2 G-5 a-8 b-1 E-2 G-5 a-8
L-back-stay, John Dam-e-ray John Dam-e-
H-
M-4b-3_G-4 F-5 F-8 F-4 F-4 D-4 B-3 D-2 F-4 G-4
L-ray. John come down the back-stay. John Dam-e-
H-
M-4a-3_F-4 E-5 E-8 E-4 E-4 G-4 b-3 E-2 G-5 a-8
L-ray. John come down the back-stay. John Dam-e-
H-
M-2b-2_e-5 r-8 E-2 G-5 a-8
L-ray. John Dam-e-
H-
M-4b-3_G-4 F-5 F-8 F-4 F-4 D-4 B-3 D-2 F-4 G-4
L-ray. John come down the back-stay. John Dam-e-
H-
M-4a-3_F-4 E-5 E-8 E-4 E-4 G-4 b-3 E-2 G-5 a-8
L-ray. John come down the back-stay. John Dam-e-
H-
M-1b-2_e-5 r-8
L-ray.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SO HANDY
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 12:28 PM

SO HANDY
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - p12)
(Halyard shanty)

Handy high and handy low,
[Handy me boys, so handy]
Oh, it's handy haigh and away we'll go,
[Handy, me boys, so handy!]

You've got your advance and to sea you must go
A-round Cape Horn through frost and snow

Growl you may, but go you must.
Just growl too much and your head they'll bust

Now, up aloft from down below,
Up aloft that yard must go.

Now, one more pull and we'll show her clew!
Oh, we're the boys that'll put her thourgh,

With a bully ship and a bully crew,
And a bully Old Man to drive her through!

We're bound away around Cape Horn,
And we'll get there as sure as you're born!

Now one more pull and that will do!
Oh, We're the gang that'll shove her through.

Now, here we are at sea again;
Two months' advance we're up against.

We're the gang that can do it again!
Oh, we're the boys that'll do it once more.


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Subject: Tune Add: SO HANDY
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 12:51 PM

N-So Handy
C-
A-
T-
S-100
K-F
B-6/8
F-Doerflinger - Halyard Shanty
H-
M-5R-2 R-8 C-8 F-8_F-8 C-8 F-8_F-8 G-8 a-8_a-8 a-8 a-5 a-8 a-8 a-8 F-4 G-8 a-4 c-8_c-8 c-8 c-8
L-() Hand-y high and hand-y low, Hand-y me boys, so hand-y oh, it's
H-
M-4d-4 c-8 b-4 a-0 a-0 G-4 G-8 E-5 G-8 G-8 G-8 E-4 C-8 G-5 G-4 R-8
L-hand-y high and a-way we'll go, Hand-y, me boys, so hand-y!


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Subject: Lyr Add: POOR OLD MAN
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 01:12 PM

POOR OLD MAN
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - p 14)

As I walked out up-on the road one day,
[for they say so, and they know so,]
I saw 'n old man with a load of hay,
[Oh, poor old man!]

Says I, old man, your horse is lame,
Says I, Old man that horse will die

Now if he dies he'll be my loss
And if he lives he'll be my horse.

And if he dies I'll tan his skin
If he live I'll ride him again

Round Cape Horn through frost and snow,
Round Cape Horn I had to go.

Growl you may, but go you must
If you growl too loud your head they'll bust.


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Subject: Tune Add: POOR OLD MAN
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 01:50 PM

N-Poor Old Man
C-
A-
T-
S-76
K-Ab
B-4/4
F-Doerflinger
H-
M-4R-3 R-0 E-0 E-9 E-0 F-9 F-0 a-4 b-8_c-8 c-4 c-4 b-4 a-9 b-0 c-4 b-2 a-9 b-0
L-As I walked out up-on the road one day; For they say so, and they
H-
M-4c-4 b-2 e-4 E-9 E-0 F-4 a-4 d-9 d-0 c-4 c-8_b-8 a-4 d-4 c-2 b-2
L-know so, I saw 'n old man with a load of hay, Oh poor old
H-
M-1a-3 R-4
L-man!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SAILOR'S GRACE / BLOW THE MAN DOWN
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 02:26 PM

THE SAILOR'S GRACE
(Doerflinger - 'Blow the Man Down - V' - p 21)

Old Horse, Old horse, what brought you here,
[Way, hay, blow the man down,]
After ploughing the turf for many a year;
[Gimme some time to blow the man down!]

With kicks and cuffs and sad abuse,
We're salted down for sailor's use.

Between the mainmast and the pump,
We're salted down in great big hunks.

And when the mate comes from the rudder
He takes a piece of this old blubber.


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Subject: Lyr Add; THE THREE CROWS
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 02:29 PM

THE THREE CROWS
(Doerflinger - 'Blow The Man Down - IV)

There were three crows sat on a tree,
(Way, hay, blow the man down,]
And they was black as black could be,
[Gimme some time to blow the man down!]

Says one old crow unto his mate,
where shall we go for somethin' to ate?

There is an old horse on yonder hill,
and there we can go and eat our fill.

There is an old horse on yonder m ound.
We'll light upon to his jsw-bone

Says one old crow unto the other,
we'll pick his eyes out one by one.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME DOWN, YOU BUNCH OF ROSES, COME DOWN
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 02:44 PM

COME DOWN, YOU BUNCH OF ROSES, COME DOWN
(preserved by Nathaniel Silsbee)
(Doerflinger - Songs of the Sailor and the Lumberman - p 22)

Oh, yes, my lads, we'll roll a-lee,
[come down, you bunch of roses, come down]
We'll soon be far a-way from sea,
[come down, you bunch of roses, come down]

Oh, you pinks and poses,
Come down, you bunch of roses, come down
Oh, you pinks and poses,
Come down, you bunch of roses, come down


Oh, what do yer s'pose we had for supper?
Black-eyed beans and bread and butter.

Oh Poll's in the garden picking peas.
she's got fine hair way down to ker knewws.

I went downstairs and peeked throug a crack
And saw her staling a kiss from Jack.

I grabbed right hold of a piece of plank
and ran out quick and gave her a spank.


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Subject: Tune Add: COME DOWN, YOU BUNCH OF ROSES, COME DOWN
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 02:57 PM

N-Come Down, You Bunch of Roses, Come Down
C-
A-
T-
S-100
K-Eb
B-4/4
F-Doerflinger, after Silsbee
H-
M-4R-3 C-4 B-4 D-4 F-4 G-4 a-4 F-4 b-2 E-4 E-2 C-4
L-Oh, yes, my lads, we'll roll a-lee, Come down, you
H-
M-4B-4 C-4 D-4 B-4 E-4 E-2 C-4 B-4 D-4 F-4 G-4 a-4 F-4 b-2
L-bunch of ros-es, come down, We'll soon be far a-way from sea,
H-
M-4E-4 E-2 C-4 B-4 C-4 D-4 B-4 E-4 E-2 R-4 b-3 a-4
L-come down, you bunch of ros-es, come down. Oh, you pinks and pos-es
H-
M-4G-4 G-4 a-4 G-4 E-4 E-2 C-4 B-4 C-4 D-4 B-4 E-4 E-2 R-4
L-Come down, you bunch of ros-es, come down. Oh, you
H-
M-4b-3 a-4 G-4 G-4 a-4 G-4 E-4 E-2 C-4 B-4 C-4 D-4 B-4
L-pinks and pos-es, come down, you bunch of ros-es,
H-
M-1E-4 E-2 R-4
L-come down.


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Subject: Lyr Add: REUBEN RANZO (I)
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 03:27 PM

REUBEN RANZO(I)
(From the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - pp 23-24)

Oh, poor old Reuben Ranzo,
[Ranso boys, Ran-zo!]
Oh Ranzo was no sail-or
[Ranzo, boys, Ran-zo!]

But he was a Boston tailor,
He went on a visit to new Bedford.

He was shanghaied on a whaler
He could not do his duty.

So they put him to holystonnign,
they took him to the gangway,

They tied him on the grating,
and they gave him five and forty.

the captain's youngest daughter
begged her father for mercy.

the captain loved his daughter,
and he heeded her cries for mercy.

he put Ranzo in the cabin,
And taught him navigation.

Ranzo married his daughter,
And now he's skipper of a whaler,

and he's got a little Ranzo!
And he's got a little Ranzo!


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Subject: Tune Add: REUBEN RANZO (I)
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 04:12 PM

N-Reuben Ranzo (I)
C-
A-
T-
S-88
K-F
B-4/4
F-Doerflinger - after Richard Maitland
H-
M-4R-3 G-8_a-8 b-4 c-4 b-4 a-4 G-2 a-4 R-4 G-4 G-4 G-2
L-Oh, poor old Reu-ben Ran-zo, Ran-zo boys,
H-
M-4a-4 G-2 G-8_a-8 b-4 c-8_c-8 b-8_b-8 a-8_a-8 F-2 C-4 R-4 F-4 a-8_c-8 c-5_c-8
L-Ran-zo! Oh, Ran-zo was no sail-or, Ran-zo boys,
H-
M-1G-4 F-4 R-2
L-Ran-zo!


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 04:23 PM

Nice work!

Charley Noble


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Subject: Lyr Add: REUBEN RANZO (2)
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 04:26 PM

REUBEN RANZO (2)
(after the singing of Capt. Patrick Tayleur)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - pp24-25)

Note: Each solo line repeats (except verse 14). if there is a variation it is shown in parens. Bold text is a shout. Pattern as in first verse.

Oh, pore old rov-ing ran-zo,
HAY
[Ran-zo, boys, a-Ran-zo]
Oh, pore old Rov-ing Ran-zo
[Ran-zo boys, a-Ran-zo!]

Now, Ranzo he was (Aw, Ranzo was) no sailor.

So pore old Roving Ranzo,

Now (So) they shipped him on board of a whaler.

Now the captain he liked Ranzo.

So the captain he taught him how to read and write.

He taught him navigation.

when he got his first mate's papers,

He became a terror to whalers!

He was known all over the world as

As the worst old bastard on the seas!

He would take his ship to Georgiay.

And there he'd (he would) drag for sperm whale.

He lost the only ship he had
His first and last and only ship

Was the 'Morgan', and she's known everywhere.

Now (oh), he's gone to hell and we're all glad!

Now, I've told you he was no sailor.

He was a New York tailor.

Whether (oh, whether) a toailor or a sailor

He sure became a Ranzo!


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: MMario
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 04:26 PM

it's just copywork. Doerflinger and those *he* transcribed from have done all the work.


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: raredance
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 01:19 AM

"Copywork" or otherwise, it's a nice bunch of adds.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 09:06 AM

got the 1980's reprint - very useful.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HANGING JOHNNY
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:23 PM

HANGING JOHNNY
(from the Singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' p 31)

Now they call me Hang-ing John-ny
[A-way, ay-ay,]
Oh, they say I hang for mon-ey
[Hang, boys, hang!]

They say I hung my dad-dy
[Hoo-way, ay-ay,]
Oh they say I've hung my mam-my,
[hang, boys, hang!]

I hung my sister Sally,
Now they say I 've hung the fam'ly

Oh, we'll hand , and hang together,
And we'll hang for better weather.

Now, get around the Corner Sally
Oh, we'll make you, Saccarappa!


Note: In the music the for this the refrain after the first line is given as "A-way ( or Hoo-way) ay-ay". In the text of the verses the refrain is given as "hooway-ay hay hay" and "hooway-ay hay ay" Which primarily means (I would guess) that it varies a lot.

Two major variations of the music are given - set to verse one and two.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL THE COTTON DOWN
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:24 PM

ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (1)
(from the singing of John O'Brien)
(doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' p 33

Oh, roll the cot-ton, roll me, boys,
[Roll the cot-ton down]
Oh, roll the cot-ton, roll me, boys,
[Oh roll the cot-ton down]

2.When I was young and in my prime.

3. I thought I'd jine the Black Ball Line.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (2)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:25 PM

ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (2)
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' pp 33-34)
(to the tune of 'A Long time Ago')

Down in Alabama I was born
[Roll the cotton down]
Way done in Alabama I was born
[And I rolled the Cotton Down]

When I was young and in my prime
[Oh, roll the cotton down;]
I thought I'd go and join the Line
[And roll the cotton down]

And as a sailor caught a shine;
[roll the cotton down]
I shipped on board of the Black Ball Line;
[and roll the cotton down]

Now the Black Ball Line is the line for me;
[roll the cotton down]
That's when you want to go on a spree
[And roll the cotton down]

In the Black Ball Line you can cut a big shine;
[oh, roll the cotton down:]
For there you'll wake at any old time,
[And roll the cotton down]

Now see the Black baller prepareing for sea;
[then roll the cotton down]
You'll split your side luaghing, the sights to see,
[and roll the cotton down]

There's tinkers and tailors, shoemakers and all,
[Roll the cotton down]
They're all shanghaied on board the Black Ball
[And roll the cotton down]


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (3)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:26 PM

ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (3)
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - p 34)

Way down South where I was born
[Roll the cotton down:]
I worked in the cotton and the corn,
[Oh, roll the cotton down.]

When i was young and in my prime,
I thought I'd go and join the Line,

And for a sailor caught a shine,
I joined on a ship of the Swallowtail Line.

(no tune specified)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ALABAMA (1)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:28 PM

THE ALABAMA (1)
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - pp 35-36)

When the Al-a-bam-a's keel was laid
[Roll, Al-a-bam-a, Roll!]
They laid her keel in Birk-en-head,
[Oh, Roll, Al-a-bam-a, Roll!]

Oh, she was built at Birkenhead,
she was built in the yard of Jonathan Laird.

And down the Mersey she rolled away,
And Britain supplied her with men and guns

And she sailed away in search of a prize,
And when she came to the port of Cherbourg,

It was there she met with the little Kearsarge.
It was there she met the Ke-arsarge.

It was off Cherbourg harbor in April, '65,
That the Alabama went to a timely grave.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ALABAMA (2)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:29 PM

THE ALABAMA (2)
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' -pp36-37)

In eighteen hundred and sixty-one,
[Roll Alabama, roll!]
The Alabama's keel was laid,
[And roll, Alabama, roll!]

Twas laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird
At the town of Birkenhead

At first she was called the 'Two Ninety two'
For the merchants of the city of Liverpool

Put up the money to build the ship,
In the hopes of driving the commerce from the sea.

Down the Mersey she sailed one day
To the port of Fayal in the Western Isles.

There she refitted with men and guns,
and sailed across the Western Sea,

With orders to sink, burn and destroy
all ships belonging to the North.

Till one day in the harbor of Cherbourg she laid,
And the little Kearsarge was waiting there.

and the Kearsarge with Winslow was waiting there,
And Winslow challenged them to fight at sea.

Outside the three mile limit they fought (repeat)

Till a shot from the forward pivot that day
Took the Alabama's steering gear away

And at the Kearsarge's mercy she lay
And Semmes escaped on a British yacht.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A LONG TIME AGO (1)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:36 PM

A LONG TIME AGO (1)
(from the singing of William Laurie)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman p 37-38)

A-way dowen South in Old Ten-nes-see,
[Way, hay,hay, yah]
A-way down south in old Ten-nes-see,
[oh, a long time a-go]

It is a long time, a ver-y long time
A long time, a ver-y long time

Since my young lady has written to me, (twice)

Saying, willie dear, come home from sea (twice)

It is a long time, a very long time,
Oh, a long time, a very long time

If ever I get my foot on the shore (twice)

Oh I will go to sea no more!
Oh I will go to the sea no more!

If ever I get my foot on the land, (twice)

I will be some lady's fancy man!
Oh, I will be some lady's fancy man!

It is a long time, a very long time
It's a long time, a very long time.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A LONG TIME AGO (2)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:37 PM

A LONG TIME AGO (2)
(James H. Williams MS)
(Doerflinger - 'Sings of the Sailor and Lumberman' p 38)

Away down Soouth where I was born,
[To me way, hay, hay, yah!]
Among the fields of cane and corn,
[A long time ago.]

I wish to God I had never been born
To go rambling round and round Cape Horn

Around Cape Horn where wild winds blow
Around Cape Horn thorugh frost and snow

The wind from the sou'west a-blowing a gale,
The packet ship she's crowding sail.

The monkey dressed in the sojer's clo'es,
but where he come from God on'y knows!

Oh, bully John from Baltimore,
I knew you well on the Eastern Shore.

Oh, bully John, I knew him well,
But now he'd dead and gone to hell.

Tis a long, long time and a very long time,
Tis a long time since I made this rhyme


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Subject: Add: a Long Time Ago (3)
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 03:37 PM

ALONG TIME AGO (3)
(From the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' p39)

When I was young and in my prime,
[to me way-ay-ay yah,]
I thought I'd go and join the line,
[Oh a long time a-go.]

And as a sailor caught a shine
In a lot they called the Black Ball Line

Now come all you young fellers that's going to sea,
And just listen a while unto me.

I'll sing you a song and I won't keep you long.
It's all about the Black Ball Line

Just see the Black Ballers preparing for sea
You'd split your sides laughing the sights you would see

there's tinkers 'n' tailors, shoemakers 'n' all,
For they're all shipped as sailors on board a Black Ball.

Now, one more pull and we'll let her go
We'll h'ist her up through frost and snow

Just one more pull and we'll show her clew,
And another long pull and that will do.

additional verses:

Around Cape Horn you've got to go;
That's the way to Callao

In the Black Ball Line I served my time
I sailed in the Webb of the Black Ball Line.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE ALABAMA
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 04:09 PM

N-The Alabama (1)
C-
A-
T-
S-100
K-A
B-4/4
F-
H-
M-4R-3 c-9 b-0 a-4 E-4 C-4 E-9_E-0 a-5 F-8 G-2 b-4 b-9 b-0 b-8 c-5
L-When the Al-a-bam-a's keel was laid, Roll, al-a-bam-a,
H-
M-4b-3 c-9_c-0 a-4 E-4 E-9_E-0 C-4 E-9_E-0 a-9_a-0 b-4 c-4 d-4 c-4 c-9 a-0 b-8 e-4
L-roll! They laid her keel in Birk-en-head, oh Roll, Al-a-bam-a
H-
M-1a-3 R-4
L-roll!


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Subject: Tune Add: HANGING JOHNNY
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 04:24 PM

N-Hanging Johnny
C-
A-
T-
S-58
K-A
B-6/8
F-
H-
M-5R-2 R-8 E-0 F-0 G-4 E-8 F-4 E-8 G-0 b-0_b-8 e-8_e-4_d-8 c-5_c-8_b-8 c-8 b-4 R-8 c-4 c-8
L-Now they call me Hang-ing John-ny. A-way ay-ay, Oh, they
H-
M-5c-4 b-8 b-4 G-8 F-0 E-0_E-4_E-4 R-8 G-5 F-5 E-5_E-4 B-8 G-4 G-8 F-4 E-8
L-say I hang for mon-ey hang, boys, hang! They say I hung my
H-
M-5G-0 b-0_b-8 e-8_e-4_d-8 c-5_c-8_b-8 c-8 b-4 R-8 c-4 c-8 c-4 b-8 b-4 G-8 F-0 E-0_E-4_E-4 R-8
L-dad-dy, Hoo-way, ay, ay, oh they say I've hung my mam-my
H-
M-2G-5 F-5 E-5_E-4 R-8
L-Hang, boys, Hang!


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Subject: Tune Add: REUBEN RANZO
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 02 - 04:37 PM

N-Reuben Ranzo (2)
C-
A-
T-
S-69
K-A
B-2/4
F-
H-
M-7R-4 b-8_b-8 G-8_G-8 b-4 a-4 G-8_G-8 F-5_E-8 G-4 R-4 F-4 F-4 F-5 E-8
L-Oh, pore old Rov-ing Ran-zo, Ran-zo boys, a-
H-
M-8G-4 F-4_F-8 R-8 E-8_F-8 F-5 G-8 F-8_E-8 C-4 E-5_D-8 B-2 E-4 G-4 b-5 a-8
L-Ran-zo! Oh, pore old Rov-ing Ran-zo, Ran-zo boys a-
H-
M-2G-8_F-8 E-4_E-4 R-4
L-Ran-zo!


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Subject: Tune Add: ROLL THE COTTON DOWN
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 09:08 AM

N-Roll the Cotton Down (1)
C-
A-
T-
S-80
K-A
B-4/4
F-
H-
M-4R-3 c-8_b-8 a-4 E-4 C-4 E-4 a-4 a-4 a-2 b-5 b-8 b-5 b-8
L-oh, roll the cot-ton, roll me, boys, Roll the cot-ton
H-
M-4b-3 d-4 c-4 E-4 F-4 E-4 a-4 b-4 c-4 d-4 c-5 a-8 b-9_e-9 G-8
L-Down; Oh, roll the cot-ton, roll me boys, Oh, roll the cot-ton
H-
M-1a-3 R-4
L-down.


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Subject: Tune Add: ROLL THE COTTON DOWN
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 09:18 AM

N-Roll the Cotton Down (2)
C-
A-
T-
S-56
K-Ab
B-6/8
F-
H-
M-5R-2 R-8 a-8 a-8_G-8 a-8 b-8_a-9 F-0 G-8 a-8 G-8 F-5 a-5 b-4 a-8 c-5 F-4 c-8
L-Down in Al-a-bam-a I was born, Roll the cot-ton down Way
H-
M-4d-8_e-8 d-8 c-8 b-8 a-8 F-8 G-8 a-8 b-4 c-0 d-0 c-5 b-8 a-9 b-0 a-5 R-5
L-down in al-a-bam-a I was born And I rolled the cot-ton down


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: Dead Horse
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 09:48 AM

These sound to me like exremely garbled and mixed up versions of not very well remembered lyrics, therefore are probably exactly what WAS sung aboard ship. The obvious mixture of several shanties, the repeating of single lines, non rhyming couplets, and the transposition of tunes, was a feature which is now sadly lacking in folk orientated "Shanty Singers". It seems to be the done thing to *clean up* these old songs untill they are of Concert Quality.
I commend your efforts, dear sir.


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 10:04 AM

just passing it forward...


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Subject: Tune Add: A LONG TIME AGO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 10:42 AM

Two main variations of this tune were given: Set to Verse one and verse two.

N-A Long Time Ago (1)
C-
A-
T-
S-56
K-Ab
B-6/8
F-
H-
M-5R-2 R-8 a-8 a-8_G-8 a-8 b-8_a-9 F-0 G-8 a-8 G-8 F-5 a-5 b-4_a-8 c-5 E-4 c-8
L-A-way down south in old ten-nes-see, Way, hay, hay, yah, a-
H-
M-5d-8_e-8 d-8 c-8_b-8 a-8 F-8 G-8 a-8 b-4 c-0 d-0 c-5 b-8_a-9 b-0 a-5 E-8 F-8 G-8 a-5 b-8_a-9 F-0
L-way down south in old ten-nes-see, oh, a long time a-go 2:It is a long time, a
H-
M-5a-8 a-8 G-8 F-5 a-5 b-4_a-8 c-5 E-4 c-8 d-8_e-8_d-8 c-8_b-8 a-8 F-9 G-0 a-8 b-4 c-0 d-0
L-ver-y long time, way, hay, hay, yah, A long time, a ver-y long time, oh, a
H-
M-2c-5 b-8_a-9 b-0 a-4 R-2
L-long time a-go


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Subject: Tune Add: A LONG TIME AGO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 11:02 AM

N-A Long Time Ago (3)
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L-When I was young and in my prime, To me way-ay-ay yah I
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L-thought I'd go and join the line, oh a long time a-go


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Subject: ADD: A Long Time Ago (4)
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 11:25 AM

A LONG TIME AGO (4)
(From the singing of Patrick Tayleur)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' pp40-41)

Where there is a variation in the repeat of the line it is shown in parens

Oh, a long, long time and a ver-y long time,
[To me way, ha-ay, hay yah!]
oh, a long, long time, and a ver-y long time
[oh, a long time a-go]

Old Noah, he built a Hark for to sail (to go)

(Oh) Around the world and home again

Now I wend down to the docks one morn for a ship

There was an old wooden packet a-lyyin' there,

So I wnet on board and sked for a job.

Oh, it (she) must have been the old Ark that Noah built.

Her hatch you had never saw nothing before!

About thirty-six feet long and nowhere insured.

Oh, her knees were so thick that you could not discern.

It's a long, long time and a very long time

Now this is the hatch (where)the animals must have gone down.(went down)

The gangway it was built of timber six foot high

I thought that I had struck an 'ome at last,

Where I could make a pay-day and go

Out to the western shores and away

But I had (I had) made a mistake when I judged her that way,

For at last, when we got out and to sea

Her bow it was bluff and her counter was round

Her fores'l would come to within about six points,

Her fo'c'sle was low and her ppoop was so high

That she looked just like a Dutch galley-old-yacht

So it's a long, long time and a very long time
Oh it's a long long time and a very long time


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Subject: Tune Add: A LONG TIME AGO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 11:44 AM

N-A Long Time Ago (4)
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L-Oh, a long, long time and a ver-y long time, To me way, ha-ay, hay, yah! Oh, a
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L-long , long time, and a ver-y long time, oh, a long time a-go


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Subject: Lyr Add: A LONG TIME AGO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 12:08 PM

A LONG TIME AGO
(From the singing of Patrick Tayluer)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' pp41-43)

variations on the repeat of solo lines shown in parens - though according to the notes the second repeat often began with "Oh," - which is NOT shown...


There was an old lady who lived in Dundee,
[to me way, hay, hay, yah]
There was an old lady who lived in Dundee,
[oh a long time ago]

Now her sons (they) grew up and they all went to sea

One became mate and the other a sailor

But the one that I'm going to tell you of, the story is:

He joined a Hark bound out for the East

And not as a sailor nor yet as a mate

He joined as the master of that fine clipper ship

Now, you all remember the ship that I mentioned.

'Twas the Catty Sark, (and) her name was so high

Now (Oh) he took her out East and he lost his old ship (his whole trip)

He took her out East as these words I have told you

Out to Foochow and then home again

Now, un'appily for him, he married out there

A nice little girl with a long pigtail!

Oh, she wore the trousers and he wore the shirt

But when I can tell you the voyage 'e made 'ome.

Now it's a long, long time and a very long time
Oh a long, long time and a very long time

One hundred and eight days, (oh)he did sail.

And 'e used to look at 'is Chinese wife and say,

If it 'adn't a been for your unluck on board!

Now, a long, long time and a very long time.

Now, I told you he was always a-growlin' at 'is wife,

But when in London he did arrive,

The owners they told him he had made a record voyage!

So what did he do but he's blessed his young wife

And instead of callin' her Mong Sallee

He called her the sweet name of Mong Cutty Sark


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Subject: ADD:A Long Time Ago (6)
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 12:32 PM

A LONG TIME AGO (6)
(from the singing of James P. Barker)
(Doerflinger - Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman -p43)

Then up a-loft this yard must go,
[To me, way, ay, ay, yah,]
Then up a-loft this yard must go,
[For it's a long time a-go]

I placed my hand upon her knee

I think, young man, you're rather free!

Then one more pull and that will do

Oh, one more pull and then it's belay!


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 12:35 PM

In A Long Time ago, "Galley old yacht" is almost certainly a mispronunciation of "Galliot" or "Galliot yacht," which was, even then, an archaic rigging style.


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Subject: Tune Add: A LONG TIME AGO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 12:46 PM

N-A Long Time Ago (6)
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L-The up a-loft this yard must go, To me way, ay, ay yah, then
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L-up a-loft this yard must go, For it'sa long time a-go


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 12:47 PM

yes - Doerflinger notes that "galley old yacht" is more properly Galliot


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Subject: ADD: Shallo Brown
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 01:15 PM

see also:
Shallow Brown
Shallow Brown 2
Origins:Shallow Brown
Shalo Brown

SHALLO BROWN
(From the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' p44

Shal-lo Brown, now what's the mat-ter?
[Shal-lo, shal-lo Brown!]
Oh, shal-lo Brown, what's the mat-ter?
[Shal-lo, shal-lo Brown!]

I'm going to leave you
[Shal-lo Brown]
Oh, I have left the wife and ba-by
[Shal-lo, Shal-lo Brown!]

The baby's in the cradle,
[shal-lo, shal-lo brown]
...
...

additonal verses

The packet sails tomorrow,
I'm leaving you in sorrow

And the baby in the cradle
My love I won't decieve you

Two major variants of the verse - set to verse one and two


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Subject: Tune Add: Shallo Brown
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 01:45 PM

N-Shallo Brown
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L-Shal-lo Brown, now what's the mat-ter? Shal-lo, Shal-lo Brown! Oh Shal-lo
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L-Brown, what's the mat-ter? Shal-lo, shal-lo Brown! 2)I'm going to leave you,
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L-Shal-lo Brown, Oh I have left the wife and ba-by Shal-lo, Shal-lo
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L-Brown


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Subject: ADD: GIMME DE BANJO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 03:25 PM

GIMME DE BANJO
(From the singing of William Laurie)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - p 45)

Oh, dis is de day we pick on de ban-jo
[Dance, gal, gom-me de ban-jo!]

oh, dat ban-jo, dat tal-la-tal-la-wan-go

oh dat ban-jo, dat se-ben-string ban-jo

I was only one an' twenty

Ah was sent to shcool fer to be a scholar!

Nah cikkar was stuff, an Ah could not swaller.

Oh, dere's mah book, down on de table

An' you kin read it if you're able

NOTE:Three variants are given for the verse


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Subject: Tune Add: GIMME DE BANJO
From: MMario
Date: 19 Dec 02 - 04:34 PM

N-Gimme de Banjo
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L-Oh, dis is de day we pick on de ban-jo, Dance, gal, gim-me de ban-jo! Oh, dat ban-jo dat tal-la-tal-la-wan-go,
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L-Dance, gal, gim-me de ban-jo! Oh, dat ban-jo dat se-ben-string ban-jo, Dance, gal, gim-me de ban-jo!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HELLO,SOMEBODY
From: MMario
Date: 20 Dec 02 - 09:05 AM

HELLO,SOMEBODY
(From the singing of James P. Barker - in the style of "Lemon" Curtis)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - p46)

[Hel-lo, some-bod-y, hel-lo!]*
There's** Some-bod-y knock-ing at the gar-den gate;
[Hel-lo Some-bod-y, hel-lo!]
There's some-bod-y knocking at the gar-den gate;
[Hel-lo Some-bod-y, hel-lo]


Somebody wants to know my name

It's Nigger Dick from New Brunswick


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Subject: RE: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
From: MMario
Date: 20 Dec 02 - 09:07 AM

*phew* having problems posting...

Notes:
* - intro phrase for first verse only
** - note for "there's" silent in later verses, also sever 8th note pairs have single words in later verses.


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