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Thread #54759 Message #866739
Posted By: MMario
14-Jan-03 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: CHARLES GUSTAVUS ANDERSON
see DT - Saladin Mutiny; The Saladin Mutiny (sldnmtny & sldnmty2)
CHARLES GUSTAVUS ANDERSON
(from the singing of Herbert Hinchey)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' -pp291-292)
Now, Charles Gus-ta-vus An-der-son is my right and proper name.
Although I lie in cus-to-dy, I'll ne'er deny the same.
I was raised by hodn-est par-ents, although I die in scorn.
Oh, Bud-lieve me, now I much lament the hour that I was born!
Now my father was a shipwright; I might have been the same.
He taught me good examples, on him I lay no blame.
And for my poor old mother, for me she has wept sore.
Whedn she hears of my misfortune she cadn but grieve the more.
Note: per Doerflinger the added consonants in words were typical of many older singers.