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Lyr Req: On Board a Man of War (Graham Moore)

BB 30 Sep 09 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Ed 30 Sep 09 - 09:21 AM
Jim Dixon 01 Oct 09 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Graham Moore 19 Oct 09 - 06:28 PM
Tyke 20 Oct 09 - 05:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Recognise this chorus?
From: BB
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 08:12 AM

I've had a request to try to find this song - anyone recognise it? It doesn't seem to be any of the usual 'on board a man o' war' songs.

"Does anyone know a song with the chorus 'As they leave the shore, you can hear them rant and roar... lah lah lah lah we sailed away, on board of a man of war boys, on board of a man of war' or similar?"

TIA

Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON BOARD A MAN OF WAR (Graham Moore)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 09:21 AM

This one? (Copied from here)

ON BOARD A MAN OF WAR
(Graham Moore)

Come all you lads of high renown and listen to my story
If you will go along with me you'll soon find fame and glory
Press warrants they are out my boy so come and take this shilling
There's many more of these in store for each of you that's willing

When we leave the shore you should hear us rant and roar
You'll never regret the day you stepped on board a man of war boy
(rpt)

To Spithead we'll make ready sure it's only a short distance
There'll be a royal welcome there if you show no resistance
With flowing beer and right good cheer we'll make a fine commotion
You'll soon be back with a loaded sack of prizes and promotion

Come brother seaman tell me true how well that they do treat you
I've heard a tale that under sail the masters often beat you
The captain's like a mother dear he'll coddle you with affection
Whatever you do I'll be there too ensuring your protection

I'm partial to fat bacon sir not mouldy ale and biscuit
And fighting's not my forte sir I don't think that I'll risk it
We'll feed you on roast beef me lad 'twill make you hale and hearty
There's girls in every port for you, come on and join the party

Well since you're so persuasive and there's none here that'll miss me
And I rather like the sound of all these women that'll kiss me
I'll take the money while I can and go to sea for more
Show me the way I'll leave today on board a man of war


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Recognise this chorus?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 01:48 PM

On Graham Moore's web site, he says ON BOARD A MAN OF WAR is from a musical he wrote called "England Expects." He doesn't say whether it's been recorded. There's only one CD advertised on his web site and it doesn't include this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On Board a Man of War (Graham Moore)
From: GUEST,Graham Moore
Date: 19 Oct 09 - 06:28 PM

I wrote this song as a duet - a comic song really - I have a live recording of it which is available on request.
grahamoore@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On Board a Man of War (Graham Moore)
From: Tyke
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 05:57 PM

Damion Barber was searching for this song on Facebook a few Weeks ago. I have decided that I am going to treat myself to your CD Graham as my Christmas Present to myself. Nice One Cheers George Clarke


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On Board a Man of War (Graham Moore)
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 03:32 AM

How are you Graham. I didn't realise you were back on the scene. I hope things are OK with you.
It's been March 2006 since you appeared at Faldingworth (Market Rasen Folk Club)together with Gill Redmond. Far too long IMHO
Les Worrall
Faldingworth Live


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