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Thread #128220 Message #2894115
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
25-Apr-10 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
He gives two more sheet shanties:
Another common song is--
HAUL AWAY, JOE
Way, haul away; O, haul away, my Rosey.
Chorus: Way, haul away; O, haul away, Joe.
Oh do, my Johnny Boker, come rock and roll me over,
Chorus: Do, my Johnny Boker, do.
In both of these, the emphasis and the pull come at the last word of the chorus : " Joe " and " do," as they end the strain, put a severe strain on the rope.
HAUL AWAY JOE is in Mixolydian mode. He uses a shorter rhythmic value on "Joe" -- emphasizing the sharpness of it, I think. Also, there is a fermata over it, implying that one does sing verse after verse in continuous meter, rather one pauses to regroup between verses. In other words, it's not a Clancy Brothers jig!