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Thread #14518   Message #744763
Posted By: Wotcha
08-Jul-02 - 09:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Home, Boys, Home (from The Dubliners)
Subject: RE: Home, boys, home by The Dubliners
I just completed a trip to the UK and had the pleasure of hearing a version closer to the Dubliner's/Clancey version of "Home, Boys Home" sung at The Top House at the Lizard and The Cove Inn, Cadgwith. The locals sing it with gusto (I guess it is a local anthem of sorts) and it shivers the timbers ... a good one to add to the monthly shanty sing.
The Cornish twist is to sing the following chorus:

> And it's 'ome, boys, 'ome. I'd like to be 'ome for awhile, in the old country
Where the oak, the ash, and the bonny rowan tree
They're all a-growin' greener, in the old country.

By the way, thanks Kernow John and the folks in Cornwall for the great evenings out. A truly remarkable couple of nights ... and I think that Cornwall (thanks to Hangin Johnny) is going to hear a bit more of "No More Fish, No Fishermen ..." which might be a nice change from hearing the Cornish song with similar sentiments: Cornish Lads.