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CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)

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DEAR FRIENDS AND GENTLE HEARTS
GET HER INTO SHORE
OLD ZEB
SONG FOR GALE
THE LOSS OF THE BAY RUPERT


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GUEST 11 Jun 09 - 09:03 AM
Charley Noble 11 Jun 09 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,Ed 11 Jun 09 - 09:16 AM
Charley Noble 11 Jun 09 - 11:13 AM
Geordie-Peorgie 11 Jun 09 - 02:06 PM
Commander Crabbe 13 Jul 09 - 10:23 PM
GUEST 13 Jul 09 - 11:15 PM
Commander Crabbe 14 Jul 09 - 06:04 AM
EBarnacle 14 Jul 09 - 12:44 PM
GUEST 15 Jul 09 - 01:34 AM
Joe Offer 15 Jul 09 - 03:18 AM
GUEST,Julia 15 Jul 09 - 11:05 PM
Michael Harrison 15 Jul 09 - 11:13 PM
Joe Offer 15 Jul 09 - 11:32 PM
GUEST,Chalkie 16 Sep 10 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,Chalkie 20 Sep 10 - 03:57 AM
Joe Offer 20 Sep 10 - 04:25 AM
EBarnacle 20 Sep 10 - 08:40 AM
Commander Crabbe 20 Sep 10 - 08:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song for Bowdon
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:03 AM

Can anyone please provide the song lyrics for 'Song for Bowdon' written by Larry Kaplan. Recorded by Bram taylor on 'The Night is Young'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song for Bowdon
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:13 AM

Try searching for "Song for Bowdoin" in the Digital Archives.

It's a fine song, and the schooner is doing well now that she's maintained by the Maine Maritime Academy.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song for Bowdon
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:16 AM

Copied from this page:

Song For The Bowdoin

Well, you sailed the cold waters of the great northern bays,
Ice thick on your rigging, lee rail under the waves,
And the snow on your canvas, like a winter gull's wing.
Oh, all the times you've been through.

And now you've got hard times,
And now you lie still,
And you're fast to the anchor and chain.
Broken and tired,
Summer winds pass you by,
But you're bound to go sailing again.

Well, you cleared out of Boothbay on a gentle south swell;
With the breeze on your quarter, how that bow rose and fell.
There are those who remember so much more than they'll tell;
Oh, all the times you've been through.

And now you've got hard times,
And now you lie still,
And you're fast to the anchor and chain.
Broken and tired,
Summer winds pass you by,
But you're bound to go sailing again.

Greenland and Baffin, and the white Labrador,
In the winds and the terrible snow,
When they carried their icepicks just to bring you about
In the light from the lanterns below.

And now you've got hard times,
And now you lie still,
And you're fast to the anchor and chain.
Broken and tired,
Summer winds pass you by,
But you're bound to go sailing again.

So rest, lady, rest from the fog and the gales.
Let the harbor protect you, let the sun dry your sails,
Let a hundred old sailors tell their saltiest tales
Of the hardest of times you've been through.

And we'll see your masts mingle with the spruces and pines,
And we'll bow as we all pass you by.
For a boat is more patient than a sailor can be
When the sun and the wind fill his eyes.

And now you've got hard times,
And now you lie still,
And you're fast to the anchor and chain.
Broken and tired,
Summer winds pass you by,
But you're bound to go sailing again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song for Bowdon
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 11:13 AM

I do remember witnessing the last time Rear Admiral MacMillan took the Bowdoin out of Boothbay Harbor, back in the 1950's, for another Arctic exploration cruise.

She has since been back to Baffin Bay and the Labrador many times as a training experience for cadets at the Maine Maritime Academy.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song for Bowdon
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 02:06 PM

By heck! Aah love this song to bits

Aah first heard it by the magnificent Lee Collinson and 'collected' it in true folk tradition

Recorded it on me first album an' aall - Never heard Larry K's version but would love to - and any other versions about!


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Subject: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 10:23 PM

Anyone know if there is a midi for the above anywhere?

Thanks

CC


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 11:15 PM

great song, we carried our ice picks just to bring her about....


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 06:04 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 12:44 PM

Have you tried contacting Larry?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 09 - 01:34 AM

Anyone got a photo/picture of this much talk'd about schooner.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jul 09 - 03:18 AM

Pictures? Try here (click). Beautiful boat, isn't she?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 15 Jul 09 - 11:05 PM

Somewhere I heard a story that the Bowdoin, previously the Effie Morrisey, was the inspiration for the song "Mary L McKay". Anyone have more info?
cheers- Julia


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Michael Harrison
Date: 15 Jul 09 - 11:13 PM

Isn't Larry Kaplan the guy who wrote, "Old Zeb"? Cheers,......mwh


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jul 09 - 11:32 PM

Hi, Julia -
The Effie M. Morrissey was renamed the Ernestina. I believe the Bowdoin has had only the one name. The thread on the Mary L. McKay says, "When Wallace wrote this he was describing a run the Effie Morrisey took in December, 1913. He changed the names to protect the guilty." The Effie Morrissey/Ernestina/MacKay was apparently a fishing schooner. The Bowdoin was built for exploration.

Hi, Michael - Larry Kaplan is indeed the author of the wonderful song, "Old Zeb." You'll find links to the lyrics above.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 11:42 AM

Hello all,

I saw Bram Taylor recently at the Black Swan folk club in york. He sang this song and I promptly bought the CD. Great song and CD.

But, does anyone have the actual chords to Song for Bowdoin?

Chalkie


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 03:57 AM

Is there anybody out there?


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Subject: RE: CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 04:25 AM

REFRESH!! Sorry I can't help you, Chalkie.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 08:40 AM

Joe is correct. When MacMillan had her built, he named her to honor Bowdoin College, his alma mater.


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Subject: RE: CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 08:19 PM

Chalkie

I play this in DADGAD with twiddly bits but try this for concert.

D                         A             G             Emi
Well, you sailed the cold waters of the great northern bays,
A                              G             D
Ice thick on your rigging, lee rail under the waves,
D                   A             G             Emi
And the snow on your canvas, like a winter gull's wing.
A            G                D
Oh, all the times you've been through.

    Emi
And now you've got hard times,
    G      A   D
And now you lie still,
          G          D          A
And you're fast to the anchor and chain.
D          A             G             Emi
Broken and tired, Summer winds pass you by,
          D          A       G
But you're bound to go sailing again.

Now that I've posted this someone is bound to come up with a different sequence! I actually sing it in the key of E so transpose to suit.

CC


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Subject: RE: CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 08:37 PM

Chalkie

Apologies the chords aint in the same place from before the post, probably due to formatting.

1st line: A is above waters G is above great, Emi is above bays.
2nd line: G above rail, D above waves.
3rd line: A above canvas, G above Winter, Emi above wings.
4th line: G above times, D above through

5th line: Emi above now.
6th line: G above now, A above lie, D above still.
7th line: G above fast, D above anchor, A above chain.
8th line: A above tired, G above winds, Emi above by.
9th line: D above bound, A above sailing, G above again.

Hope this helps

CC


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Subject: RE: CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 07:47 AM

Many thanks Commander Crabbe, I'll givethese a spin tonight.

All the best

Chalkie


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Subject: RE: CHORDS Req: Song for the Bowdoin (Larry Kaplan)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 11:29 AM

It's nice to know that the Bowdoin is still sailing to Arctic waters. She's now owned by the Maine Maritime Academy based in Castine, Maine. Every summer they load her up with supplies, sign on a crew of midshipmen and a small core of experienced seafarers, and head North. There are still villagers in Labrador and Baffin Bay who remember the visits by Adm. MacMillan. I remember taking our boat off to Boothbay Harbor in the late 1950's and cheering MacMillan as he set out for his final voyage.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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