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Lyr Req: Come All You Gallant Fishermen, etc.

GUEST,Will 17 Feb 09 - 10:09 PM
Malcolm Douglas 17 Feb 09 - 10:25 PM
GUEST 17 Feb 09 - 10:32 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 17 Feb 09 - 10:38 PM
Wolfgang 18 Feb 09 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,Alan Lake 02 Oct 09 - 09:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Songs of Singing The Fishing (E. MacColl)
From: GUEST,Will
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 10:09 PM

I would love some helps filling in these gaps... these verses are compiled off the Radio Ballad from "Come All You Gallant Fishermen," "So It's Off With A Boiler Full of Steam," and "Cwa All Ye Herring Fishermen."

Come all you gallant fishermen that plow the stormy sea
The whole year round on the fishing grounds
On the Northern Minch in the Norway deeps on the banks and knolls of the North Sea holes where the herring shoals are found

It's there you'll find the Norfolk boys and lads from Peterhead,
There's ????? and men from Shields(?)
On the Northern Minch in the Norway deeps on the banks and knolls of the North Sea holes where the herring shoals are found

From Fraiserburgh and Aberdeen from Whitby-Yarmouth Town,
The fleet's away at the break of day
On the Northern Minch in the Norway deeps on the banks and knolls of the North Sea holes where the herring shoals are found

So it's off with your boiler full of steam and your engines spick and span
To fish the grounds the North Sea round and fish the knolls on the North Sea holes(?) and try your luck at the north ????? with a catch of a hundred grand(?)

No need to wait for wind and tide, you're the masters of the sea
Come come a squall(?), just shoot and haul and fill the hold with the fish to be sold and steam ahead for the curing shed on the ???? on Yarmouth Quay

But first you've got to find your fish and spot your herring shoal,
For as long as they're still in the sea you'll never get them sold,
So watch the diving gannet, boys, and notice what he gets
And if you see the whalefish blow it's time to shoot your nets
With your toora-laddie whack-fol-the-laddie toora-loora-lay.

And when you've shot your nets, me lads, you wait for time to pass
And keep one eye upon the clock and the other on the glass
For the sea is wide and deep and the wind may blow a sudden gale,
And take your ship and gear and leave no one to tell the tale,
With your toora-laddie whack-fol-the-laddie toora-loora-lay.

Come on leave on this ?????, lads, for talk won't pay your debts,
There's a good green sea for herring and it's time to shoot your nets
It's time to stand there in the hold and throw 'em o'er the lee
And keep your mizzen sail up boys so she can head the sea
With your toora-laddie whack-fol-the-laddie toora-loora-lay.

So take it nice and steady boys and start to earn your pay
And mind that you don't shoot too soon and scare the fish away
Your saw(?) ropes are in order your ?????????? and all,
Here's hoping that this good night's work will fetch a bumper haul
With your toora-laddie whack-fol-the-laddie toora-loora-lay.

Cwa all ye herring fishermen that work the nets the heel year roond
With the ????? sail to the Northern Minch to fish the western herring groond
With yer diesel engine, nylon nets, ????????????????????????????????????????????? ... toil and sweat, We're awa' to fish for the herring-o

We're racing through the ???? when other folks are in their beds,
???? and ???? left behind we'll shoot our nets off Barrowhead
With yer diesel engine, nylon nets, ????????????????????????????????????????????? ... toil and sweat, We're awa' to fish for the herring-o

Old nature's a ????????????????, we dae nae wait on gulls or whales
Our echo soonder's on the job, and seldom is it that it fails
With yer diesel engine, nylon nets, ????????????????????????????????????????????? ... toil and sweat, We're awa' to fish for the herring-o

The market will no' wait for god and neither will it wait for men,
It's get your fish upon the quay and turn and put to sea again
With yer diesel engine, nylon nets, ????????????????????????????????????????????? ... toil and sweat, We're awa' to fish for the herring-o

Yer chasing here yer chasing there yer keepin' at it necht and day,
Aye when you fish the herring, man(?), ye've got to sweat to earn yer pay

We're gone to where the herring swim and east and west it's just the same,
You're lucky if in twa-three(?) weeks ye get the ????????????????? hame.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come All You Gallant Fishermen, etc.
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 10:25 PM

For the first part, see

North Sea Holes  DT file.

North Sea Holes  Forum discussion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come All You Gallant Fishermen, etc.
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 10:32 PM

Ahh! Thanks a million, Malcolm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come All You Gallant Fishermen, etc.
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 10:38 PM

Click to play in the DT "North Sea Holes" - in the DT is not connecting.

Might want to examine the link Malcom Douglas is posting to.

Sincerely
Gargoyle

Without the tune it is hard to tell if this crosses over to other lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come All You Gallant Fishermen, etc.
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 10:15 AM

Click here for the complete song lyrics and the spoken parts from the 'Singing the Fishing' CD.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come All You Gallant Fishermen, etc.
From: GUEST,Alan Lake
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 09:01 PM

Hi

I'm a retired port official from Harwich on the North Sea coast and am also a folk singer and devotee of Ewan MacColl. I know some of the jargon used in these songs. Your postings are a little out of date (i.e. February) so if you still have gaps let me know and I'll try to help.

Best Wishes

Alan


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