The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50732   Message #2830851
Posted By: Jim Carroll
05-Feb-10 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bold Riley (chantey)
Subject: RE: Bold Riley
I remember Bert Lloyd singing this on one of the early sea albums - He described it as a halyard shanty.
'White Stocking day' is mentioned in Sam Larner's song 'Dockyard Gate', where a sailor's wife tells her lover;

"If you come down to the dockyard gate,
And wait till I come out,
This very day we'll spend his half-pay,
And we'll drink both ale and stout".

Jim Carroll