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Thread #25908   Message #3209244
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
19-Aug-11 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Pull Down Below (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pull Down Below (chantey)
Another rendering, from Carpenter:

1931        Carpenter, James M. "Lusty Chanteys from Long-dead Ships." New York Times (12 July 1931).

Oh, I went to church. I went to chapel!
Pull down below!
And on the road I found an apple!
Pull down below!
Oh, hee-dle-allie!
Pull down below! (Crew)
Oh, hee-dle-allie in the valley!
Pull down below!

The "eagle alley" form occurred in the manuscripts of Carpenter's collection. My guess is that that's what he wrote down as a guess at the time, after recording Rees Baldwyn in 1928. However, (guessing) when he prepared this 1931 article, he took another listen and decided on the above.