The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13562   Message #112119
Posted By: Calhoon
07-Sep-99 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Row On [original versions]
Subject: RE: Lry Reg: Row on, row on..
The text to the song comes from a book called "Songs the Whalemen Sang" by Gale Huntington. and was acquired from the log book of a boat called the "three brothers" which was a whaling ship from Nantucket in 1846. No tune was recorded, so the tune now linked with it was written by Tim Laycock and is available on his new CD with The New Scorpion Band - "Folk Songs and Tunes from the British Isles"