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Thread #54759 Message #852560
Posted By: MMario
23-Dec-02 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: THE FLYING CLOUD (2)
THE FLYING CLOUD (2)
(from the singing of Archie lant - Ontario ~1890)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' pp138-139)
My name is Ed-ward Hal-la-han, as you may un-der-stand.
I was born in the coun-ty of Wa-ter-ford in E-rin's hap-py land.
It was in my ear-ly days of youth, when beau-ty on my shone,
My par-ents dot-ed on me, I be-ing their on-ly child.
My father bound me to a trade in Waterford's own town;
He bound me to a cooper there by the name of William Brown.
I served my master faithfully for eighteen months or more,
When I shipped on board the Ocean Queen bound for Beleeza shore.
It waqs a short time after, that I met with Captain Moore; Commander of the Flying Cloud, belonging to Baltimore.
He asked me to go along with him, on a slavish voyage to go
To the burning shore of Africa where the sugarcane does grow.
Note: though Doerflinger prints only three verses - the tune has five phrase variants without direction as to where they are used or in what combinations.