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Thread #27046   Message #329562
Posted By: Abby Sale
29-Oct-00 - 12:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: On Board of a Man-of-War
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'On Board Of A Man-of-war'
Geez! Thanks fellers! It's "The Pressgang" that I was thinking of. I have Haslem and MacColl doing it. Great!

The Bellamy (Yes, Peter) song is reputed in its booklet to be the same as "On Board of a..." but I'll have to have a look. It's a same "Death of Nelson" that's in "The Oxford Book of Sea Songs" by Roy Palmer. (different page from (or to) "THE MAN-OF-WAR'S GARLAND"

(There's alaw BTW, "The British Man of War" that's not relevant.)

Naemanson: No, clearly now, it's not "Sam's Gone Away" but I think I'll sing that at the club tomorrow - I like it.

I'll put this all together tomorrow. I'm still not sure the two are the same but now youse guys have certainly given me all the info I need to tell. I'll post the result.

Thank you.