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Origins: Admiral and Enlisted Men

plnelson 10 Jun 10 - 01:43 PM
Leadfingers 10 Jun 10 - 02:10 PM
plnelson 10 Jun 10 - 02:12 PM
EBarnacle 10 Jun 10 - 07:19 PM
Joe_F 10 Jun 10 - 09:03 PM
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Subject: Origins: Admiral and Enlisted Men
From: plnelson
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 01:43 PM

I'm going back over a computer disk full of old folk recordings from random and unknown sources, labeling and classifying them.    I'm listening to a recording of "ADMIRAL AND ENLISTED MEN", trying to identify the performers.

It was recorded off an old-ish record - I can tell from the scratches - and consists of a male voice with a background male voice on the choruses, and a banjo accompaniment.   Both voices sound familiar - the foreground voice sounds like one of the Peter, Paul and Mary singers, and the background voice sounds like Pete Seeger. But the lyrics are way more ribald than anything I've ever heard either of them sing.

Does anyone have any information on this?   Thanks in advance.

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Subject: RE: Origins: Admiral and Enlisted Men
From: Leadfingers
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 02:10 PM

No actual knowledge , but as an Ex CrabFat (R A F type) it reads like the sort of thing a matelot would knock up as a dig at the brass


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Subject: RE: Admiral and Enlisted Men
From: plnelson
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 02:12 PM

FWIW, I've encountered another song apparently by the same duo, and also of a ribald navy nature - "Bang Away, Lulu".   Lyrics

From the scratches in the recording it appears to be off the same record.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Admiral and Enlisted Men
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 07:19 PM

The song has various names, including Toorali. It can also be found in Oscar Brand's Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads. He also recorded it at least once, as did the X-Seamen's Institute.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Admiral and Enlisted Men
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:03 PM

I could have sworn I had a record of this sung by Pete Seeger, but I can't find it. However, it appears in the Ballad Index & in Cray's _Erotic Muse_, under the title "Too Rally", with the note: "The version of "Too Rally" here was learned by Pete Seeger during World War II, and passed on to Bess Lomax Hawes." Thus it is no surprise if you heard Seeger sing it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Admiral and Enlisted Men
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 02:20 PM

Thus it is no surprise if you heard Seeger sing it.

Thank you!   This is a great bit of detective work!


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