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GUEST,mg 14 Dec 11 - 03:25 PM
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Subject: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 03:25 PM

A group in Astoria has mentioned this as a possible CD...

I know there are some great songs..probably the best modern one by Linda C. of B.C....Canning Salmon.

Slime Line
Cannery Shed
Towing the cannery to Alaska song
Fisher Lassies
Crab Shaker


I know there are probably lots in Scotland..anywhere else? COuld be oysters, shellfish, smoking..processing..Native American? French? Newfoundland? Russia?


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 03:32 PM

Don't forget this still-unanswered request for an Alaska packers' shantey. I suppose Fisher Lassie by Ian Sinclair is the "Fisher Lassies" MG refers to. MG, the others on your list don't seem to be at Mudcat. Can you post them?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 04:34 PM

Surprised at their scarcity in Peacock's "Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador."
"The Herring Gibbers" speaks of packers, but not processing.

"Culling Fish," by Chris Cobb, Barred Island, Newfoundland.


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 04:56 PM

"Canning Salmon," youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZmKf-o1fSE
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CANNING SALMON
Linda Chobotuk, words and music

The guys on the dock laze around, race the forklift
And sass the floor lady 'til its time for their tea
They sit at the table by the window that opens
And get paid a buck more an hour than me.
Chorus-
High is the smell, low is the pay
Long are the hours, why do we stay?
Somewhere outside a whole summer slips away
While we're stuck here canning salmon.
2
The machinery's so loud that we say we've gone "can deaf"
And our shift is long over before we can hear
But they keep the noise level just under the limit
So they won't have to buy us the right safety gear.
Chorus-
3
First we can springs so heavy our arms ache
Next we do sockeye; we can them with ease
Then we do pinks, all mashed up and rotten
So they're packed up in pound cans and shipped overseas.
Chorus-
Last night we were waiting for a boat to come in
So they kept on line just standing around
We didn't know that outside on the Fraser
A boat had flipped over and two men had drowned.
Chorus-

http://victoria.tc.ca/Culture/Vnsc/prev/canning_salmon.html

Victoria Nautical Song Circle's March 2000 Song of the Month.


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 05:03 PM

"Tiny Fish for Japan"
See this and other songs at the Victoria Song Circle's songs (an interesting little collection).

http://victoria.tc.ca/Culture/Vnsc/prevsong.html


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 08:28 PM

packers are good. I have a song to I ride an old paint..I actually don't like songs to old popular tunes...but this one jumped.

About my second cousins ancestors from Croatia..one was a box maker and one a fish packer. I like all sorts of songs about people involved in the fishing peripheral industries. mg


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 08:51 PM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints has "hosted" cannery events. All join in the the steam, and the stink, and strum.

Bumm, Bumm, Bumbell Bee,

I like like Bumbell Bee

I like BumbleBee tuna.

Bumbell Bee, Tuna.

If someone is willing and able.... there should be radio and television "spots" available, circa 1965 to 1980 western USA.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

LDS - is not my passion - but I hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: mg
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 09:11 PM

I think a book on Bumble Bee or at least the Columbia River canneries has just come out..by Irene Martin. mg


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,julia L
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 11:25 PM

We love to do the Herring's Heads in the fish processing context

best- J


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: mg
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 12:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7B7_uE6S4&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Fish gutting song...follow the herring shoal? home?

Beautiful voices.


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 09:04 PM

fish-heads
fish-heads
roly, polly, fish-heads
Eat them up yumm.

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=15667

Mary - Mary ... do not test us.


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 09:45 AM

I seem to remember that Karen Kaplan had a Fish Factory song on one of her Tapes.


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 10:03 PM

Out here in Australia at the Batlow Cannery ( apples not fish)there is a sign on the wall:

" Eat what you can and
Can what you can't "

Should be a cannery song there for you somwhere !

AD


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Paul Burke
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 06:32 PM

There's always Ewan McColl's Tins O'Herrin'


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 08:31 PM

here is one on you tube Gardenstown girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lixVHDoP4Tc


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Bettynh
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 04:23 PM

Not a song, but a classic story is "The Herring Shed" by Jay O'Callahan, about a 14-year-old girl starting work in Nova Scotia during WW2 (and then the rector came....). It features the chant, "Thumb in the gill, open the mouth, slip it on the rod in the herrin' shed."


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 09:52 PM

If you are coming to rainycamp please come prepared with any canning or packing song you can come up with.might do some informal recording..probably Canning Salmon has already been taken, as has slime line, cannery shed, crab shaker...but there are probably some we can't think of. Other languages than English are fine. This is not PNW-centric, by which I mean of US of America, by which I mean any or all of the American continent, political ideals, islands, territories, etc. mg


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 21 Jan 12 - 11:48 PM

Blubber Laddie, by Harry Robertson, lyrics at http://www.harryrobertson.net/?page_id=246 - also, Processing the Whale, http://www.harryrobertson.net/?page_id=212


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 12:43 AM

Getting more interesting, especially as it ties in the fish cultures here and there..would love to find a song or two fromA Japan, Russia, Iceland etc. Also, many of them are about women doing some of this work.

Why didn't I thihnk in terms of the fish flakes in Newfoundland. I have a song that mentions them. Here it is..sappy but oh well..

From oceans of distance my memory returns
To a youth spent with lminkes and puffins and terns
I was born on this rock and cradled in ice
And the place that I come from was called Paradise

Paradise in the spring paradise in the fall
At this time of my life it's the best place of all

And then I grew older from girl into maide
Hurry up hurry up boys unless you're afraid
Thyere was one I set eyes on one frosty cold n ight
And our first habitation was in Heart's Delight

Heart's delight i n the spring heart's delight in the fall
At this time of my life it's the best place of all

We knew pretty well what the future would bring
The flakes in the summer the floes in the spring
And the years rolled upon us and the years were well spent
And the place where we settled was called Heart's Content

Heart's content in the spring heart's content in the fall
At this time of my life it's the best place of all

For I was the bay girl and he the bay boy
And he filled mjy whole life with kinship and joy
And now he is gone and I'm burdened with care
And the place I am going is called Bay Despair

Bay Despair in the spring Bay Despair (point of spear in French)
in the fall
At this time of my life it's the best place of all
And the place


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 02:31 AM

How could I have missed Ketchikan Cannery Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xg8tOaaQQ

can't clickify tonight


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 07:04 AM

Still I love him


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 05:39 PM

Interesting...I had never heard those words. Perhaps that will be one we record shortly.

I am thinking there must be some about oyster shucking...I will try to get some in Spanish down here but maybe there are some in English. mg


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 05:55 PM

here is a great one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcmDXY0kqAU&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Cannery/Fish Processing songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 Jan 12 - 08:02 PM

I was reading the Wheaten Arts Center in Milville? NJ mention African American oyster shucking songs from New Jersey. Anhyone know anything further? mg


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