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Thread #7388   Message #44525
Posted By: Barry Finn
06-Nov-98 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Our Jack's Come Home Today
Subject: RE: Lyr help: Our Jack's Come Home -Aussie song
Doerflinger has it as "Our Jack's Come Home Today" & says it's reguarded by John O'Brien of Sailors' Snug Harbor as an old sea song despite it's shore origins. The music is in his "Shantymen & Shantyboys". I've been looking for ages for anymore of the sea version, than the one verse I have (Hint,Hint,Hint). On the LP, Beggers Velvet, they have a real nice version (not the Australian version). In their notes they say that an earlier unparodied version was found in Sussex (sea version) went to Australia & then came back as Our Jack (which is the version they do). Sorry I can only offer so little on such a great song. Good Luck. Barry