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Thread #151087 Message #3595756
Posted By: Richie
26-Jan-14 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 6
Sorry- the book is there but it's not the deWitt edition. It's also in the Beauty of the Blondes Songster (deWitt) and the The "Slap-Bang" Songster. These are obscure so... I really wanted a copy of the burlesque--
The 1868 Carmina Collegesia version (it was a popular college song) is standard except it has the repeated last phrase with the extra repeated line:
1 'Twas Friday morn when we set sail,
And we were not far from the land,
When the captain spied a lovely mermaid,
With a comb and a glass in her hand, hand, hand,
With a comb and a glass in her hand.
Chorus: Oh the stormy winds how they blow, blow, blow,
And the raging seas how they go.
While we poor sailors are climbing aloft
And ye land lubber lying down below, below,
And ye land lubbers lying down below.
It has sheet music but I can't find it on internet achieve so I can't copy it (it's on google books).