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Thread #23215   Message #3030535
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
12-Nov-10 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Roller Bowler
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roller Bowler
Interesting, Dead Horse.

By way of comparison, your version looks like a combination of 2 other documented forms.

The form which Hugill called "Roller Bowler" is a capstan song (or some other non-halyard form). It is the same form (talking *form* here, not lyrical version) as Barry Finn's above. And the early 1840s minstrel song has the same form, though it happens to go by the title "Good Morning Ladies All."

Hugill documented two other shanties with the phrase "Good Morning Ladies All". The second of these has a typical halyard shanty form.

Your version has the form of Hugill's second "Good Morning", to which is appended the grand chorus of Hugill's "Roller Bowler." (I am using Hugill only as a common reference -- not implying it is anything more correct.)