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Thread #54759 Message #849146
Posted By: MMario
17-Dec-02 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: REUBEN RANZO (2)
REUBEN RANZO (2)
(after the singing of Capt. Patrick Tayleur)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - pp24-25)
Note: Each solo line repeats (except verse 14). if there is a variation it is shown in parens. Bold text is a shout. Pattern as in first verse.
Oh, pore old rov-ing ran-zo,
[Ran-zo, boys, a-Ran-zo]
Oh, pore old Rov-ing Ran-zo
[Ran-zo boys, a-Ran-zo!]
Now, Ranzo he was (Aw, Ranzo was) no sailor.
So pore old Roving Ranzo,
Now (So) they shipped him on board of a whaler.
Now the captain he liked Ranzo.
So the captain he taught him how to read and write.
He taught him navigation.
when he got his first mate's papers,
He became a terror to whalers!
He was known all over the world as
As the worst old bastard on the seas!
He would take his ship to Georgiay.
And there he'd (he would) drag for sperm whale.
He lost the only ship he had
His first and last and only ship
Was the 'Morgan', and she's known everywhere.
Now (oh), he's gone to hell and we're all glad!
Now, I've told you he was no sailor.
He was a New York tailor.
Whether (oh, whether) a toailor or a sailor
He sure became a Ranzo!