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Thread #55071   Message #854501
Posted By: GUEST
28-Dec-02 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shellback Song (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: Ewan McColl song for documentary?
Hi everyone,
I wonder if anyone can help with this obscure request.
I'd like to get hold of the words to a song (or number of songs) which I believe was written for a documentary (I presume Radio) in the 1960's. The song I have in mind, which I remember someone singing at a Maritime festival, was quite long and covered many areas of the life at sea.
I think one of the verses says something like
Well iv'e ........
and i've lodged at Paddy West's.

That's about all i've got to go on, i'm afraid. Having the gift of youth, I can't give any other details about the documentary either.
Hope someone knows it.