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Thread #49738   Message #752164
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21-Jul-02 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Blow the Man Down
Subject: Blow the man down (?)
I'm now looking for a old shanty type song, with a chorus something like this...

"Blow the man down laddie, blow the man down. You'll heave and hoe till ya blow her down."

It was a song my grandfather sang. He was a fisherman on the Bay. Was this a full actual song or just a creation from my eccentric grandfather? What's the background on this song, if any? Anyways, I am sure my fellow Mudcatters will come through once again. Many thanks!