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Thread #99894   Message #2011581
Posted By: GUEST,Cats
30-Mar-07 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: Songs about Whitby??!
Subject: RE: Songs about Whitby??!
Jon Heslop wrote a song called Whitby Garland some years back about when the whalers went out they would hoist a may day garland on May day in the rigging and leave it there until they came safely back in to harbour, which also mentions throwing the shoes into the harbour as they left. I'm sure we have the dots on the computer at home if you can give us an e mail address [pm me]. He also wrote 'Ordinary Sorts of Men' about the Whitby lifeboat crew which is sung all over now and we have the dots for that on computer as well. Also I recorded a wonderful song called 'Bargheist coach' which was written by Jan Outram from Sheffield about the sailors who are buried at the top of the 199 steps and how the coach pulled by 6 black horses comes to take their souls back to the sea after burial.