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Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?

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Subject: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 11 - 10:39 AM

I'm looking for some good shipwreck songs. Any suggestions appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 20 May 11 - 10:44 AM

One of the most singable and awesome is 3 score and 10..lots of versions around. mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: keyofzed
Date: 20 May 11 - 11:34 AM

Look in the DT

Several about the Titanic: examples Here and Here

Ellan Vannin Here

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Here

HTH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 20 May 11 - 11:48 AM

There's The Shipwreck by the Albion Band


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 May 11 - 12:13 PM

Theme song from Gilligan's Island ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: terrier
Date: 20 May 11 - 12:36 PM

Toll For The Brave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 May 11 - 12:48 PM

check out @wreck in DigiTrad. There's a bunch there


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 20 May 11 - 01:38 PM

Here's The wreck of the Industry from the Yorkshire Garland Project, sung here by Steve Gardham.

And of course, the well-known song about Grace Darling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: bobad
Date: 20 May 11 - 02:18 PM

Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole: Gilligan's Island YouTube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 20 May 11 - 03:58 PM

Not exactly about a shipwreck but about the aftermath, I wrote a song called "Elephants' Teeth" which appeared on an album called "Pennbucky to Llangenny" several years ago. It's now available as a free download here and you're welcome to use it (please give credit where it's due).

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 20 May 11 - 04:32 PM

Also on the YG site is 'Three-Score-and-Ten' sung by 'Three Score and Ten', and Stow Brow sung by John Greaves who was born and brought up just above Stow Brow.

If you're Googling there are hundreds of interesting shipwreck ballads. Try using 'Wreck of the......' and 'Loss of the .....', and 'Tragic shipwreck/wreck/loss of the.....'

We once had a singaround at Whitby in which we competed to see who could sing the most drownings in one ballad. I think it was the 'Royal George' or 'The London' or 'The Northfleet' that won.

Also try any Grace Darling songs. She rescued people from the wreck of 'The Forfarshire'.

Some of the most gruesome are those accounts where the crew set off in a lifeboat and end up eating each other.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 20 May 11 - 04:54 PM

I remember that session, Steve! It was in the Yacht Club, and the Commodore had asked why we sang so many songs about drowning sailors. We just took that as a challenge and started counting them up on the darts blackboard. Then someone came in and said 'Hey Steve, there's a lad here knows 'the Loss of the Royal George', there's 900 of 'em on that!'.

We were at the Grace Darling Museum in Bamborough last Sunday. Well worth a visit.

When Maggie sings the Grace Darling song, it has become something of a tradition (thank you Brid Widder!) to splash her gently with water at the point where it mentions 'dashing spray'. Of course, this has escalated and people now come at her with stirrup pumps and fire hoses!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Willa
Date: 20 May 11 - 05:32 PM

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Lament for the Hull Trawlers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 20 May 11 - 10:48 PM

Wreck of the S. S. Ethie on GEST's site.

"She being the steam boat employed on our shore,
To carry freight, mail and passengers down on the Labrador"

Note link to other ship wreck songs of Newfoundland and Labrador at the bottom of the page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 20 May 11 - 10:57 PM

A couple of years ago Fleetwood Folk Club members, under the guise of the "Wyre Light Orchestra", produced a show entitled "Beware the Fylde Coast's Sands: Wrecks and Rescues along the Lancashire Coast", with songs mainly from the pen of Ron Baxter, set to tunes by various members of the band. Several songs therein about notable wrecks along the North West shoreline, from the earliest times to the Riverdance stranded on Cleveleys beach just a couple of years ago.

Haven't got time to post now, I can also think of a few of Ron's songs from past Fleetwood/Fishing shows that concern wrecks. I'll be adding those to the Fleetwood and Fishing Permathread in due course. Back soon (off to Langdale in the morning for the Charity Folk Festival).

Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 20 May 11 - 11:00 PM

Here is a direct link to the ship wreck song list on GEST's site. Dozens of 'em there, some with audio and/or video samples.

Also Tiny Red Light.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: eftifino
Date: 21 May 11 - 01:56 AM

My father, Noel Purcell, recorded 'Kilcock' in the '50s, about the perils of a voyage and the wreck of a canal barge on the Royal Canal in Ireland! It's on Glenside records, but I don't know if you can still get a copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shipwreck songs?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 21 May 11 - 06:40 AM

'The Royal Charter.'

   'The Loss of the Ramillies.'


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