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Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come

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SOON MAY THE WELLERMAN COME


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dcoffin@cove.com 13 Sep 99 - 10:05 PM
Joe Offer 13 Sep 99 - 10:34 PM
14 Sep 99 - 09:58 AM
bigJ 14 Sep 99 - 12:16 PM
David Coffin 14 Sep 99 - 10:00 PM
Joe Offer 14 Sep 99 - 10:15 PM
BK 15 Sep 99 - 12:29 AM
Stewie 15 Sep 99 - 01:54 AM
Joe Offer 15 Sep 99 - 02:05 AM
bigJ 15 Sep 99 - 03:17 PM
David Coffin 16 Sep 99 - 08:21 PM
Joe Offer 17 Sep 99 - 03:48 AM
harpgirl 17 Mar 00 - 10:23 AM
Billy the Bus 04 Aug 03 - 03:14 AM
Billy the Bus 05 Aug 03 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,StuMarkus1@aol.com 02 Oct 03 - 10:17 AM
Little Robyn 03 Oct 03 - 03:09 AM
GUEST,Jamie Marshall 13 May 10 - 07:44 PM
Charley Noble 13 May 10 - 08:20 PM
Charley Noble 14 May 10 - 08:02 PM
Little Robyn 15 May 10 - 07:00 AM
Charley Noble 15 May 10 - 09:49 AM
GUEST,Juan Zanela 13 Jan 21 - 10:00 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 14 Jan 21 - 05:59 PM
EBarnacle 15 Jan 21 - 12:45 AM
rich-joy 15 Jan 21 - 03:34 AM
vectis 15 Jan 21 - 07:32 PM
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Gibb Sahib 16 Jan 21 - 07:47 AM
Charley Noble 06 Mar 21 - 01:32 PM
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Subject: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: dcoffin@cove.com
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 10:05 PM

I'm in the process of recording this incredible song. My research has led me to certain beliefs about what "Wellerman" means. Before I tip my hand, I'm wondering if anyone in cyberspace has any ideas. I"d love to hear them. Thanks. P.S. A free cd to whoever corroborates my research.


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Sep 99 - 10:34 PM

From Gordon Bok's notes for the And So will We Yet CD by Bok, Muir, and Trickett:
From a book Chris Morgan lent (Bok), called (he thinks) Folk songs of New Zealand. It's a shore-whaler's song, made by the New Zealanders who went to live on the archipelagos to catch whales from small boats. They got their "stake" from an agent of the big companies (like the Weller Company) - hence, any agent of those companies became a "Wellerman." they were paid in staples, not money, so many of them never made enough to return home, and ended up farming or fishing on the little islands upon which they were "set down."
This is a fanciful tale they put together about big-ship whaling: the picture of a 3-master being towed on some Nantucket sleigh ride by a single whale has some startling implications.
Click here for lyrics and the opinions of others, including the esteemed R. Greenhaus.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
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Date: 14 Sep 99 - 09:58 AM

Since they were paid in staples, at least they could keep their song books together


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: bigJ
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 12:16 PM

From 'Songs of New Zealand - Songs of a Young Country' edited by Neil Colquhoun p10, notes to the song 'Soon May the Wellerman Come' 'Shore whalers, unlike the whalers on ships, could not return to their native land. Even if there were a ship, they couldn't afford the passage; for they saw no money. Whaling companies such as Wellers' of Sydney, sent agents across the Tasman to collect the bone and oil; and to pay the men in sugar and rum.'


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: David Coffin
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the input. That's pretty much what I had but the route I had to take was very different. Email me your address and I'll send you a cd if you'd like. (bigJ and Joe Offer) I appreciate it. David.


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Sep 99 - 10:15 PM

So, David, now that we've posted what we know, how 'bout telling us what you learned in your research?
BigJ, tell us more about this New Zealand songbook. Is it one we shouldn't be without?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: BK
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 12:29 AM

here's thread creep - sort of; Joe's link song has a note mentioning an american cowboy analog called "High-Chin Bob" it's about a cowboy roping a mountain lion, taken from a poem, "The Glory Trail," by the same poet who wrote "A Border Affair," the source of "Spanish Is A Loving Tongue," Charles Badger Clark, Jr, (who, as it turns out, called himself just "Badger Clark").

Does any body know where to hear a recording of High-Chin Bob? I've got a compilation of Badger Clark's first 2 books, & am nosing abt w/the idea of finding out more abt his other poems reportedly set to music, & maybe setting a few to a tune myself (already got a couple started).

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Stewie
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 01:54 AM

BK

Glenn Ohrlin records 'High Chin Bob' on his album 'Cowboy Songs' Philo 1017.


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Subject: Charles Badger Clark
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 02:05 AM

Click here for lyrics to "HIGH CHIN BOB" and here for "SPANISH IS THE LOVING TONGUE."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: bigJ
Date: 15 Sep 99 - 03:17 PM

Joe, the songbook by Neil Colquhoun is certainly worth keeping an eye out for. I don't know how many New Zealand songbooks have been published, but this is the only one that I have. It was published by Bailey Brothers And Swinfen Ltd of Folkstone, England in 1972 price £1.35 ($2.10). The layout is very like the Oak Publications of the time, and it contains pertinent illustrations from photographs and engravings. It contains 52 songs with melody lines and it's the first book that I saw with the words of the song Davy Lowston in. SBN 561 00189 8. It's long out of print, of course, but the New Zealand Folklore Society in Auckland might be able to help. Regards


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: David Coffin
Date: 16 Sep 99 - 08:21 PM

I would love to get my grubby little hands on that book. If anyone has info please let me know. dcoffin@cove.com Sorry I haven't posted my research. It really isn't any different than what has been written here. What was inspiring to me was how I discovered it. Not wanting to go look at someone elses recording of the song and steal their research I went search engining (new word) for Wellerman. Somehow I ended up in New Zealand and happened to see an archeological page and niticed Wellers Rock. Wellers Rock was named and inscribed to commerate the whaling outpost in Otakou NZ by the three Weller brothers, Goerge, Edward, and Joseph. They arrived from Australia on the Lucy Ann in Sept. of 1831. The family enterprise included whaling, flax and timber. The plaque was laid by the then Governor Lord Bledisloe. Thanks for your input and interest. The cd release date looks like mid November.


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 03:48 AM

There are several copies of the book available through www.bookfinder.com, but all through Australian booksellers. I still haven't gotten up the gumption to send credit card numbers overseas (or to pay overseas shipping).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: harpgirl
Date: 17 Mar 00 - 10:23 AM

...when sung "Wellerman" is only considered a hit if the Halifax mariners cry in their beer...


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 04 Aug 03 - 03:14 AM

G'day from NZ,

A lot's happened since this thread thread started. Music, lyrics, comments and sound-clips for Wellerman are on the NZ Folk Song website. There's a link to the Weller Family website, with more information on Weller's Whaling Station.

To locate the main Weller Brother's base, go to Expedia and type Otakou in the Placename box. They had another station at Tautuku, where I worked from 1976-80. More to come...

Cheers - Sam - Stewart Island (NZ)


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 05 Aug 03 - 05:04 AM

Whewww....

If you want a good yarn about a black American who was involved in NZ shore-whaling in the early days, check out Kenneth Gardner's book Rich Man's Coffin. It's the best part of 400 pages, and in PDF format, so 'open in new window' - it may take time to arrive. - Sam


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Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,StuMarkus1@aol.com
Date: 02 Oct 03 - 10:17 AM

I'm a performing chantey-singer, and fell in love with this chantey when I heard David Coffin's recording of it. Some chanteys talk of killing whales, some of the whale killing the sailors, but this is the only one I've seen that talks of a stalemate!
Can anyone tell me what "tounging" refers to? I'm experienced on tall ships and I pride myself in knowing the meaning of everything I'm singing about. Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME ALL YOU TONGUERS
From: Little Robyn
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 03:09 AM

The tonguers were part of the shore whaling team that would cut up and boil down the whale. This song, known as "Come all you tonguers" tells some of the story.

"Come all you tonguers and land-loving lubbers,
There's a job cutting in and boiling down blubbers,
A job for the youngster, the old and the ailing,
The Agent will take any man for shore whaling.
Chorus:
I am paid in soap and sugar and rum,
For cutting in whale and boiling down tongue,
The agent's fee makes my blood so to boil,
I'll push him in a hot pot of oil.

Go hang the Agent, the Company too!
They are making a fortune off me and you.
No chance for a passage from out of this place,
And the price of living's a b***** disgrace!"

Some of the rusty old boiling pots can still be seen lying around the beaches where the whaling stations used to be.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,Jamie Marshall
Date: 13 May 10 - 07:44 PM

It's nice to know that there are still people singing about my ancestors the Wellers. I am the 5th G-Grandson of William Weller, brother of Joseph Weller who's sons established the whaling company in New Zealand. I am also a musician, and have performed this song at festivals.

Thank you one and all! Please don't let this song fade into the history books.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 May 10 - 08:20 PM

Jamie-

Thanks for checking in.

Was Robyn correct about who the "tonguers" were?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 May 10 - 08:02 PM

refresh for more nibbles!


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 May 10 - 07:00 AM

Charley, if you don't believe me, go to the link Sam gave 7 years back and look for the song, or click here.

Robyn


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 May 10 - 09:49 AM

Robyn-

I certainly do believe you. It's just that the word "tonguing" had seemed so like an enduring mystery ever since I first herd Gordon Bok et al sing the song.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,Juan Zanela
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 10:00 AM

Just wow...

Read the tread and came across with this gem

"I went search engining (new word)"

Now makes me wonder, when did the term "googlin'" became common use?


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 14 Jan 21 - 05:59 PM

Becoming a trend on TiTok at the moment according to Radio 4 this morning and ITV news tonight.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: EBarnacle
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 12:45 AM

Everybody's getting into the act. Lady Hillary found this about an hour ago.


https://variety.com/2021/music/news/tiktok-sea-shanties-trend-1234884030/

My niece, who a heavy metal buff, told us about this this morning and now it's all over the place.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: rich-joy
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 03:34 AM

And there's this :

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/15/shantytok-how-a-19th-century-seafaring-epic-inspired-a-covid-generation


Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: vectis
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 07:32 PM

Neil Colquhoun (Auckland, NZ) collected "Soon May the Wellerman Come" in about 1966 from someone called F. R. Woods.
Mr. Woods, who was then in his 80s, told Colquhoun he had learnt this song and also the song "John Smith A.B.," from his uncle.

"John Smith AB" was printed in The Bulletin Sydney in 1904, where it was attributed to D. H. Rogers (and contributed by F. R. Woods?)

It is possible that D. H. Rogers was the uncle of F. R. Woods' and that it was he who composed "Soon may the Wellerman Come" and "John Smith A.B."

If Rogers had been born around about 1820, then he could have been a teenaged sailor and/or shore whaler around NZ in the late 1830s, settled in Australia, written the shanties in his later years as his composing skills developed, and then taught them to his nephew in his 70s-early 80s, some time between 1890 and 1904.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: vectis
Date: 15 Jan 21 - 07:34 PM

This is considered to be the only English language New Zealand song to be Traditional because its source cannot be confirmed.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 16 Jan 21 - 07:47 AM

@vectis

Nice copy and paste.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Mar 21 - 01:32 PM

Yes, this one is coming around again, and dragging a whole bunch of wantebee shanty singers in its wake.

There's an interesting parody titled "Soon May the Kibbleman Come" sung by three robust fellas, on behalf of their favorite felines.

There's another parody with a labor organizing theme.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 07 Mar 21 - 04:51 AM

The song crops up almost daily on the local pop channels on the radio here in Germany!


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 03:36 AM

The 'Wellermen' were obviously luckier that Davy Lowston's mates with the sealing on the west coast of the island!


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 07:45 AM

Probably not that relevant, but re 'tonguing' another source might have been something to do with shore whaling in South Australia. I have read that the local orca population had an interesting relationship with the whalers. The orca would drive the whales (can't remember which species) onto shore and their reward was their favoured delicacy, the tongue of the whale, which the whalers cut out and threw to the orca.

Also somebody said earlier that this was the only NZ song to catch on in tradition. I remember 'Davy Lowston' being sung a lot in the 60s, miserable bloody thing that it is, but it came from the same book by Colquhoun.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 12:41 PM

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-legend-of-old-tom-and-the-gruesome-law-of-the-tongue/

Perhaps Old Tom is the orca you're referring to, Steve ??


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,phillip
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 12:45 PM

hey i think i saw it on tiktok


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 01:29 PM

Don't remember any of the orca having names. I seem to remember it was an old book, possibly 19th century. 'Gruesome'? More gruesome things going on today! At least every bit of the whale was used, whereas today there is no justification because all of those products have been replaced.

Top predator the orca of course. Even great whites afraid of 'em and justifiably so.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 16 Mar 21 - 08:41 PM

I created a different "take" based on "The Wellerman," to explore what might make it sound more "typically" in the the musical style of most chanties (i.e. in light of the recent trend that has presented the song under the rubric of chanties).

Singing "The Wellerman" as a CHANTY

The singing on the solos is poor because the pitch is too low for my voice to project, but I had to go low so as also to sing high parts, in the same key, in the harmony - ha!


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: RTim
Date: 16 Mar 21 - 10:16 PM

Gibb...Back to your Roots.....what do you think the TikTok community with think!! Let alone the real Chanty community.......:-)

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 17 Mar 21 - 03:15 AM

Tim,
I think it's too low-fidelity / unpolished to attract attention from the TikTok crowd!


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: rich-joy
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 02:54 AM

My YT Algo's just brought up this version, featuring those hard-working herrin' lassies!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4lJbTBvSsY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4lJbTBvSsY
"A Fishwife's Response to The Wellerman Sea Shanty"

**A few of you have taken an interest in the history of the fishwives in the comments below, so here's a link to a National Library of Scotland page which gives a bit more info (and which provided us with inspiration for the lyrics!):
https://scotlands-sounds.nls.uk/index...?    
The 5th paragraph describes how the whole community - men and women - relied upon each other for income. Hyped that this video is making people curious to learn more!**



When you were sleepin' on your pillows,
Dream'd you aught of our poor fellows,
Darkling as they faced the billows,
To fill the willows wove?

Who'll buy our hard-won stock?
We walked on river and hill and rock,
To the market from the dock,
We haul'd through wind and snow.

Who'll buy our hard-won stock?
We walked on river and hill and rock,
To the market from the dock,
We haul'd through wind and snow.

I was not but six stone four,
And on my back was eight stone more,
My hands were numb, my feet were sore,
It never made us slow.

Who'll buy our hard-won stock?
We walked on river and hill and rock,
To the market from the dock,
We haul'd through wind and snow.

On the street with creels and cases,
Ladies, clad in silks and laces,
Gather in their braw pelisses,
Cast their heads and go.

Who'll buy our hard-won stock?
We walked on river and hill and rock,
To the market from the dock,
We haul'd through wind and snow.


Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: rich-joy
Date: 03 Apr 21 - 11:29 PM

Western Australian Shanty News :

"Albany Shantymen credited as inspiration for Nathan Evans's TikTok hit, The Wellerman"

ABC Great Southern By Tom Edwards   Posted April 4th 2021

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-04/the-wellerman-hit-singer-nathan-evans-credits-albany-shantymen/13286592

"Fairbridge [Folk Festival]'s artistic director, Rod Vervest .... hopes the extra attention brings more people to the International Folk'n Shanty Festival in Albany [WA] in July.


Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 04 Apr 21 - 06:27 AM

I think this might be one of the parodies Charlie Noble referred to:

Trailer Park Boys - The Kittyman Sea Shanty

LFF


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,Ant'N'Dec
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 03:30 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_IOf19GY-s


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Subject: RE: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
From: GUEST,Tongers
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 03:44 PM

Another rae book of NZ songs is "Shanties by the way: a selection of New Zealand popular songs and ballads"

Author:         Rona Bailey; Bert Roth; Neil Colquhoun
Publisher:         Christchurch [N.Z.] : Whitcombe & Tombs, 1967.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/shanties-by-the-way-a-selection-of-new-zealand-popular-songs-and-ballads/oclc/41715619

Contents: Sealers, whalers and traders. David Lowston --
Come all you tonguers --
New Zealand whales --
Whalers' rhymes --
The voyage of the Buffalo --
The settlers. Taranaki song / John Hursthouse --
The lay of the disappointed / Walter Mantell --
Cheer, boys, cheer! --
The steel mill / John Blair --
The new chum / Charles John Martin --
A tract for the hard times / music, Neil Colquhoun --
The abolition of the Provinces --
The New Zealand wars. He Ngeri --
A jeering song --
The fall of Rangiriri / E.J.F. --
The escaped prisoners ; The surrender of the natives / Charles Robert Thatcher --
The inimitable thatcher. The old identity ; The shipping agents ; The bazaar ; Presented at court / Charles Robert Thatcher --
Gold. The rush to Coromandel ; The Southland gold escort / Charles Robert Thatcher --
The Wakamarina / Charles Robert Thatcher ; music, Neil Colquhoun --
The shanty by the way / E.J. Overbury ; Anon. --
The unlucky digger --
The digger's farewell : on the wharf, 1874 / music, Neil Colquhoun --
Waitekauri everytime! / Edwin Edwards ; music, Neil Colquhoun --
The volunteers. Kumara volunteers' song --
The Russian scare / 'Puzzlehead' --
The long depression. The sweater / N.A.A. --
The scab / John Brooks Hulbert --
The exiles of New Zealand / A.D. --
God's own country --
I struck for better wages --
Arthur Desmond. The song of Te Kooti ; Death song for the Huntly miners ; Barr of the Western Chain / Arthur Desmond --
Arthur Desmond / 'An Australian exile'. Prohibition. A Prohibition jingle of 1893 --
Strike out the top line --
Don't strike out the top line --
The young teetotaller --
A lay of the trade --
Members of Parliament. The liberal march / James Adams --
Ma¯ori Joe --
Sir Joseph Ward --
The rival candidate / 'Casual chronicler' --
Vote for Tommy Seddon, boys / Ned McCormack --
An M.P.'s life for me / Ronald L. Meek --
War and conscription. We'll set the children free : the song of the anti-conscripts --
Kidd from Timaru / Barrie Marschel --
The bloke that puts the acid on / Henry Kirk ('The Mixer') --
Work and wages. Cook and shearer : a 'Bulletin' pastoral idyll --
A long time ago --
I've traded with the Ma¯oris --
The windy hills o' Wellington / 'The Exile' --
A meeting / 'Taiwai' --
Song of the gumfield / William Satchell ('Saml. Cliall White') --
Amelia Jane / David McKee Wright --
Shearing's coming / David McKee Wright --
In the morning / Marshall Nalder --
The Ma¯ori's wool / Andrew Barton Paterson --
The embryo cockatoo / 'The Wanderer' --
The gay muttonbirder --
Goodbye to the old pick and shovel / Dennis Hogan --
Old Billy Kirk / 'Cazna Gyp' --
The magpies / Dennis Glover ; music, Neil Colquhoun --
Cargo workers. Out with the jokers. Double-bunking ; A fast pair of skis / Harold William Gretton --
The old gumdiggers' bar / Dennis Hogan --
The passing of the Helvetia : a lament / Louis Magee --
Down the hall on Saturday night / Peter Cape --
Black billy tea / Joe Charles ; music, Les Cleveland --
Lament for Barney Flanagan : licensee of The Covenant Hotel / James K. Baxter ; music, Neil Colquhoun --
By the dry Cardrona / James K. Baxter ; music, James McNeish --
The hunted. The hero of the coast / Jim S. Case --
Down on my luck / A.R.D. Fairburn ; music, Neil Colquhoun --
On the swag / R.A.K. Mason ; music, Neil Colquhoun.

Responsibility:         collected and edited by Rona Bailey and Herbert Roth ; with musical arrangements by Neil Colquhoun.

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