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Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?

GUEST,M. Ryer 21 May 10 - 02:42 PM
MRyer 22 May 10 - 02:44 PM
Padre 22 May 10 - 06:42 PM
Jon Bartlett 22 May 10 - 07:59 PM
greg stephens 23 May 10 - 08:06 AM
Tug the Cox 23 May 10 - 08:59 AM
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Subject: Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?
From: GUEST,M. Ryer
Date: 21 May 10 - 02:42 PM

In the shanty Whaleboat Malarkey (I know it as Sailboat Malarkey) there is a verse:

And now me boys, we are bound out to sea,
Windward Caroline, come down to me.

Anyone know what "Windward Caroline" is?


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Subject: RE: Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?
From: MRyer
Date: 22 May 10 - 02:44 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?
From: Padre
Date: 22 May 10 - 06:42 PM

Could be a reference to sailing to the WINDWARD of the CAROLINES?

The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the western Pacific Ocean, to the north of New Guinea.


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Subject: RE: Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 22 May 10 - 07:59 PM

I've always taken it to be his sweetie from the Windward Is named Caroline, since the next verse that MacQueen sings is

She's lovely aloft and she's lovely below
But she's best on her back as you very well know

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?
From: greg stephens
Date: 23 May 10 - 08:06 AM

Possibly some relative of the notorious first mate Carter?


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Subject: RE: Whaleboat Malarkey:'Windward Caroline'?
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 23 May 10 - 08:59 AM

I heard it as 'When would caroline come down to me?'


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