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Lyr Req: the campaneo

GUEST,brooko 24 Jan 12 - 12:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: GUEST,brooko
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:10 PM

does any one have the lyrics to the campaneo as sung by shanty jack.Its a cracking shanty,and i would like to learn it.i sing in a shanty crew called old gaffers,Down in the south hams,Devon.it would be lovely to sing this one in the crew.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: MartinRyan
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:27 PM

Hi GUESTbrooko

If you're thinking of The Campanero (with or without a squiggle on the n!), you'll find several songs of that name by putting in the search box, top left of the home page. At least one shanty.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: radriano
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:43 PM

Here are the lyrics I have for this shanty:

The Campañero        capstan and pumps shanty
A Salty Fore Topman, Stan Hugill with Stormalong John


Oh, this story I'd like to tell about a voyage to hell
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

'Tween the skipper, bosun, an' the pump
They nearly drove me off me chump
In the handy bandy barque the Campañero
An' if ever I go to sea, no more West Coast Packets for me
Like that handy bandy barque the Campañero

Now I'd have ye all to know that wherever ye may go
If ye see this name a-runnin' for an' aft-o
Don't join her or ye'll pay, 'cos ye'll never forgit the day
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

Chorus

I was not very long ashore in a place called Baltimore
When I shipped away to Rio de Janeiro
This packet oh I joined, I was sorry that I'd signed
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

Oh, she had a shanghaied crew from Hell an' Timbucktoo
An' the bullies in six lingoes they could swear-o
Her skipper was a dandy-o, far too fond of brandy-o
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

In the roundin' of Cape Stiff, we had a little tiff
With the snifters of Tierra del Fuaygo
It blew like hell all day, carried our tops'ls all away
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

In Cally-o we lay, just inside the Bay
When the wind it blew up so bloomin' rare-o
It blew like Barney's Bull, an' it nearly wrecked our hull
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

A dose of Yeller Jack put the bullies on their back
An' it even made the Old Man share his grog-o
A Jonah's bitch was she, not meant for you or me
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

I skinned out in the port, by the jaunties I was caught
But their hoosegow was a pleasant place to stay-o
It was a home away from home, better far than havin' to roam
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero

Ye may sail the whole world round, but never I'll be bound
Will ye find a worser barque than this'n 'ere-O
If ye'll take my advice, ye'll never join her twice
In that handy bandy barque the Campañero


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: radriano
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:44 PM

In the lyrics I posted the chorus is:

'Tween the skipper, bosun, an' the pump
They nearly drove me off me chump
In the handy bandy barque the Campañero
An' if ever I go to sea, no more West Coast Packets for me
Like that handy bandy barque the Campañero


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:59 PM

Shanty? - a forebitter, surely?
Jim Carroll

7. THE CAMPANERO,   sung   by   Bill Cameron, St. Mary's, Scilly Isles;

Oh this story I'd like to tell; about a voyage to Hell...
So begins one version of this nineteenth century ballad. Its lines are certainly not marred by a literary tone, but are all the more genuine for that. The piece roughly sets forth the point of view of the common seaman in a forthright style that must have delighted the forecastle audience. Doerflinger, the American collector, writes that the Campanero was engaged in the Brazilian coffee trade. Stan Hugill [the sage of sea songs] states that this ballad was popular in Liverpool during the last days of sail.

References:
Doerflinger p.84; Hugill p 471.
1. The last time I was in Baltimore, it was just before the war,
I thought I'd take a trip to Rio Janeiro,
So on the following Saturday, we got underway,
I signed aboard the barque, the Campanero.

2. Now the skipper says to the mate: "You've got ringworms in your bait
And dead-eyes in your ears o, I can find, o;
You're a lousy old son-of-a-bitch, you give everybody the itch.
You're not fit to be mate of the barque, the Campanero."

3. Now the mate he was a rank 'un, he knocked the skipper down the cabin,
"You don't think it's me you're going to fear, o;
If I'm a lousy old son-of-a-bitch, you're more like a lousy swan
Than the skipper of the barque, the Campanero"

Chorus:
So, between the cook and the pump, O they drove me off me chump
Till jumping overboard I soon came near.
If you'll take a tip from me, if ever you go to sea
It's never aboard the barque, the Campanero.

4. She had a shanghaied crew, from Hell to Timbuctoo,
And the bullies in six lingoes they did swear, o.
In the middle of the night, the boys would start to fight.
It was hell aboard the barque, the Campanero.

5. In the rounding of Cape Stiff we had bit of a tiff
With the snifters of Tierra del Fuego,
It blew like hell all day, carried the tops'l clean away.
One hell of a ship, the barque, the Campanero.

6. Then a dose of yellow-jack put the bullies on on their back.
It even made the Old Man share his grog, o,
A Jonah's bitch was she, not meant for you or me.
That ghastly masted barque, the Campanero.

7. So come all you sailors bold, who sail around the world.
There's dangers great and small that you may fear, o.
But, wherever you may go, there's one thing you must know-
It's never to join the barque, the Campanero.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: radriano
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 02:10 PM

Also used as a shanty, Jim.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 02:56 PM

"
Also used as a shanty, Jim. "
Thanks - I stand corrected.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 06:13 AM

Thanks everyone,that is brilliant.the one i was looking for is the one Radriano put on.thanks all again
Brooko


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: Artful Codger
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 10:34 AM

Version on YouTube, performed by Chris Bartram, Neil Brookes & Tony Weatherall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juGSqf_NUIs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 04:06 AM

It's also on Bernard Wrigley's 'Rough and Wrigley' LP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: Lighter
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for the link, Artful.

Outstanding rendition. Anyone reading this thread should hear it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: radriano
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 02:13 PM

Just for clarification the version I posted earlier is from a cassette tape titled "A Salty Fore Topman", recorded by Stan Hugill with his touring shanty group Stormalong John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the campaneo
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 02:41 PM

The Bernard Wrigley version is top-notch! His voice really punches it.


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