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Lyr Req: sea shanties

Spailpin 15 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM
Piff 15 Feb 11 - 02:16 PM
GUEST 15 Feb 11 - 02:44 PM
Charley Noble 15 Feb 11 - 05:34 PM
doncatterall 15 Feb 11 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,henryp 16 Feb 11 - 06:33 PM
GUEST,keith a of hertford 17 Feb 11 - 05:01 AM
GUEST,keith 17 Feb 11 - 05:18 AM
Sailor Ron 17 Feb 11 - 05:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Spailpin
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM

hi folks,looking for new shanties,sea songs etc,lyrics with a more modern day approach,especially dealing with fishing and people working on modern day trawlers.... any help or direction would be very welcome,thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Piff
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 02:16 PM

I would commend Cyril Tawney's songs, especially the "Grey Funnell Line" and "Chicken on a raft". Barry Dransfield made the most beautiful recording I know of "Grey Funnell Line" on his album "Be Your Own Man". Also check out Ewan MacColl's "Net Hauling Song" and of course his classic "Shoals of Herring". Archie Fisher wrote a fine song about the decline of the fishing called "The Final Trawl": the House Band recorded this on their "Stonetown" album. To return to Barry Dransfield again, the album "Be Your Own Man" also includes his fabulous song about the Hastings fishing fleet, "I once was a fiŝerman" which has become a session "standard" down here, and his latest album "Unruly" also includes a song on a similar theme called "Haul Away" with words set to the melody from Georg Telemann's trumpet concerto - sounds bizarre but it works extrmely well!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 02:44 PM

The chanty form can accommodate any lyrical theme. Most chanties (the real ones) are just choruses. Make up your lyrics according to whatever topic. It is "traditional" to do that!

Also, there is a thread on such newly composed songs that you might search for, now that you know it's there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 05:34 PM

Spailpin-

Welcome aboard!

Where are you based? And what kinds of fishing songs are you looking for?

There are a number of contemporary fishing songs that our friends in Nova Scotia have put together, Vince Morash has composed several:

Haul Away the Nets

I'm Fishin' Where I'm Not Supposed to Be

Theressa E

And I recently composed a tribute to the derelict fishing fleet of Fleetwood, UK, titled "The Spectral Fishing Fleet."

You should be able to find all of these here on one thread or another by using the Mudcat search engine.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: doncatterall
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 06:11 PM

"5 o'clock in the morning" by Martin Harbourne (recorded by the McCalmans)about fishing out of Stornoway


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 06:33 PM

Fishermen Song by Judy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MGLOlqzK5s

Pull on the rope, seine haul fisherman
He never catches more than he knows
He can sell in a day;
Pull in the net, seine haul fisherman
Day's for work, night's the time to go dancing

"I took a little time off in 1972 and went out to Long Island just to do some songwriting," remembers Judy today. "At that point, I wrote 'Fishermen Song.' I was on the beach there and these fishermen sing; they bring in the fish, and they would hand me a fresh bluefish or something for me to cook. So 'Fishermen Song' is really about that experience of watching them fish."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: GUEST,keith a of hertford
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 05:01 AM

Some well known ones that always go down well.
Fiddlers Green, John Connolly
Shoals Of Herring, Ewan McColl
Go to sea No More, Stan Rogers

All available here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: GUEST,keith
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 05:18 AM

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Jeannie C not Got To Sea No More. sorry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 05:19 AM

For 'modern' sea songs of the Merchant Navy, see perma thread MN Songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 05:20 AM

Although it's not a shanty, if you're looking for songs "with a more modern day approach,especially dealing with fishing and people working on modern day trawlers", then Barry Dransfield's I once was a fisherman is a good option.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 05:22 AM

Continuing the above [hit send button too early!]. Scolds Bridle's CD 'We are the women [left on the shore] is full of songs about the life of fishermen's wives & children. Ron


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Jun 11 - 09:02 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 10:04 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peA18SO9afU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peA18SO9afU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea shanties
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jun 11 - 10:31 AM

Dick-

"Farewell to the Humber and Dogger" is certainly a keeper.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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