The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94293   Message #1823826
Posted By: Dan Schatz
31-Aug-06 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Haul Awa' (Rowing Shanty)
Subject: RE: Origins: Haul Awa' (Rowing Shanty)
Lucy used to be a neighbor when I was living in Penobscot, Maine - she lived in nearby Blue Hill. For a while we would get together with a few other local folks for song nights in our homes. She was always glad the BP recorded "Haul Awa," but preferred her wording, and wasn't sure why they changed it. Being a former Boarding Party stepchild, I hesitate to question the liner notes - but I remember her being very specific about "prayer." Perhaps she sang it both ways at different times.

As far as I know, Lucy never recorded "Haul Awa," but you can hear her on Folk-Legacy's Sharon Mountain Harmony, on which she sings the loveliest version of "Blessed Quietness" ever.

Dan Schatz