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Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go

fi_in_nz 20 May 11 - 09:10 AM
MMario 20 May 11 - 09:22 AM
KathyW 20 May 11 - 09:59 AM
fi_in_nz 21 May 11 - 03:43 AM
Joe Offer 21 May 11 - 04:24 AM
fi_in_nz 21 May 11 - 03:14 PM
Noreen 21 May 11 - 06:46 PM
s&r 21 May 11 - 08:45 PM
Charley Noble 22 May 11 - 12:10 PM
Mrs.Duck 22 May 11 - 04:48 PM
Noreen 22 May 11 - 04:53 PM
Charley Noble 22 May 11 - 06:18 PM
Bob Bolton 22 May 11 - 10:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Shanty request
From: fi_in_nz
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:10 AM

Hi, I'm looking for the lyrics to a shanty the chorus of which goes:

I never thought I'd see the day
We sailed away for Botany Bay
Heave away boys, haul away boys
Haul on the halliard stamp and go

Can't seem to find it on the net.

Cheers Fiona


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shanty request
From: MMario
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:22 AM

this thread:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=122804

references a page with the lyrics - but I can't get the page to load

MMario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shanty request
From: KathyW
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:59 AM

It looks like the linked reference you are referring to, http://www.precisionproductions.com/whalers/docs/Shantybook2009Proof.pdf
is no longer on the web.

It looks like the link was to the old website of the Wareham Whalers, which is now located here:
http://www.wareham-whalers.org.uk/index.htm
They have song lyrics on the site, but none seem to correspond to the chorus above.

I suspect that the "precisionproductions.com" link from the old thread was probably a link to the "2009 Festival Song Book" that these folks are selling:
http://www.falmouthshout.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shanty request
From: fi_in_nz
Date: 21 May 11 - 03:43 AM

Thanks for getting back to me.... anyone else know this song? I have a recording of it but I can't make out the words well enough to sing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 May 11 - 04:24 AM

Hi, fi-
I made the thread title more specific to see if it will catch the attention of somebody who can supply the lyrics.

-Joe Offer, Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: fi_in_nz
Date: 21 May 11 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Joe, still no sign of the lyrics though!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: Noreen
Date: 21 May 11 - 06:46 PM

I've heard the song, fi, but don't know all the words.

If no-one comes along who does have them, perhaps you could type in what you CAN make out, and we'll try and fill in the missing bits?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: s&r
Date: 21 May 11 - 08:45 PM

Ruth from the shellbacks sings it = i'll try to find them

Stu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 May 11 - 12:10 PM

fi-

Is the title actually "Haul on the halliard stamp and go"?

Any additional clues would be appreciated.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 22 May 11 - 04:48 PM

Botany Bay
Don't you weep you Sidney girls
Heave away boys, let her go.                                        
Anchors weighed and sails unfurled,
Heave away boys, haul away boys,                       
Haul on the halyard, stamp and go.
I never thought I'd see the day                                
We'd sail away from Botany Bay;
Heave away boys, haul away boys,                         
Haul on the halyard, stamp and go.

Blow today and blow tomorrow:
Blow away all care and sorrow:

Transport out and timber home:
Across the wide and raging foam:

With a fist full of tin, we'll leave the dock:
You Plymouth girls we soon will rock:

One more haul and that'll do:
For we're the bullies to kick her through:
                                       
Don't you weep you Sidney girls:                        
Anchors weighed and sails unfurled:
Written by Graham Moore and now sung by   The Shanty Annas


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Subject: LYR ADD: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go (Botany
From: Noreen
Date: 22 May 11 - 04:53 PM

Thanks Mrs Duck!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: Charley Noble
Date: 22 May 11 - 06:18 PM

Excellent!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req-Shanty: Haul on the Halyard Stamp and Go
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 22 May 11 - 10:36 PM

G'day fi(ona)_in_nz,

My first reaction was that this had to be 'revival' composition ... and I see that it is the work of Graham Moore.

I'n sure that real sailors know where they are bound ... and especially where the dock actually is. Nobody really sailed off "bound for" Botany Bay" after the First Fleet, in 1788. Captain Phillip took a good hard look at Botany Bay ... and sent his officers off to look for a decent harbour ... and they pretty quickly came back and said the next harbour north was great ... and could hold all the navies in the world!

The destination "Botany Bay" may well have been written on convict sentence details ... and even shipping schedules, for some time ... but they all actually landed in Sydney Cove. I think the persistence of the error can be blamed on singers ... initially the ones flogging penny broadsides on the streets of London / Liverpool / Dublin / wherever ... and then (a century later) on Mayhew's production of Little Jack Shepherd with its version of Farewell to Ye Judges & Juries re-jigged as a 'music hall' song Botany Bay.

Admittedly, in these days of massive container ships ... and the necessity of quick transfer to mass transport ... Botany Bay is one of our major container shipping docks ... but it spent most of the 19th century being heavily guarded against a possible 'back door'
invasion by the Russians!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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