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Thread #53158   Message #1017035
Posted By: georgeward
11-Sep-03 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Here's the Tender Coming / The Press-Gang
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: and info: here's the tender comin'
Query about the fourth verse that Harry gives above: It makes little sense to me that the tender would be lying off the bar, all colors flying. I'm sure Harry and Roy Palmer both transcribed it faithfully from their respective sources, but I wonder if the verse didn't originally describe watching the frigate at anchor off the bar?

I recorded this on my All Our Brave Tars album (avail. at Folk Legacy for those interested in the era) and liked the result enough to put it down as track one.

But Dave Burland's my favorite rendition too.    -GW