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Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad

GUEST,Bob Walser 17 Mar 12 - 11:11 AM
Charley Noble 18 Mar 12 - 10:06 AM
stallion 18 Mar 12 - 07:56 PM
Charley Noble 19 Mar 12 - 07:45 AM
Bat Goddess 19 Mar 12 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Roger Allen Hussey, Gloucester 20 Oct 12 - 11:00 AM
Charley Noble 20 Oct 12 - 01:23 PM
Richard from Liverpool 20 Oct 12 - 06:59 PM
MoorleyMan 21 Oct 12 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,David Nicol 03 Mar 18 - 12:44 AM
mg 03 Mar 18 - 04:15 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: GUEST,Bob Walser
Date: 17 Mar 12 - 11:11 AM

A friend asked me for 'Venezuela to Trinidad' that Barry Finn used to sing so well. Barry sent me the words (and they're here on mudcat, too) but not the tune. If anyone has a recording of him singing the song and could send me an mp3, I'll transcribe it and make it available to my friend and anyone else who'd like it.


Please send it to trinidad at bob and julie (spelledoutalloneword) dot net.

If and when I get the file, I'll post a message, and ditto with a web address for a pdf of the notation.

Thanks,
Bob


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 10:06 AM

Bob-

Hi!

"Venezuela to Trinidad" was composed by Roger Hussey, crew on the Norwegian MST (Motor Ship Tanker) Borjholt, who is in resident in the greater Gloucester area. He was an old friend of Barry. It's a great song and deserved to be shared with a wider audience.

I'd also be interested in hearing a recording of the song, if anyone has one.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: stallion
Date: 18 Mar 12 - 07:56 PM

Well i thought Barry had recorded it cos i remember singing along with it but it must have been at the Scarborough seafest ( that was spooky, the auto spelling thingy came up with safest it just wouldn't do safest)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Mar 12 - 07:45 AM

This is a song that Barry began to lead around 2007 and it's one that we don't have in our own collection of Barry's recordings. We'd love to have a recording too, if anyone has one.

The Gloucester gang hasn't been checking in on Mudcat threads much this last year. They mostly seem to chat on their Facebook page.

Stallion-

I wonder if Ken Shatz has a recording, as he was singing with Barry on his tour of the UK.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Mar 12 - 07:58 AM

I'm pretty sure I have Barry singing it on several of the CASSETTE TAPES of the Portsmouth monthly sea music singaround.

But, as you may be aware, Tom and I are going through some difficulties lately (see "Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure" below the line -- he's in the middle of ICU psychosis right now besides the broken ankle), so I don't know when I can get anything to you.

However...a member of our musical circle, Steve Carrigan, has been singing it. He's got a folk show on a Portsmouth local (very local) radio station and has the wherewithall to record it for you. Not Barry, but Steve has a fine voice and sings the song accurately and well.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: GUEST,Roger Allen Hussey, Gloucester
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 11:00 AM

Hi folks -- I'm the one who wrote Venezuela to Trinidad in 2005/6, and Barry was the first one who learned it -- we used to sing it together, alternating verses, Wednesday nights at Cameron's in Gloucester. The song depicts life on the Norwegian tanker Margaret Unstad, and several months of short back back-and-forth trips between Venezuela and Trinidad. The ship was owned by the husband of skating star Sonja Henie, and their alcoholic son ("Lars" in the song) shipped around with us all over the world.
They say this chantey is being sung in England and Australia. There are two middle verses I rarely sing, cuz I think it makes the song go on too long. And the words and tune seem to be evolving over time --   OK with me. Anyway, let me know if you'd like me to send you a score or a recording of me singing verse 1, or of other chanties I wrote and sing in Gloucester -- Ahoy! -- Roger


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 01:23 PM

Roger-

Love to have a recording of you singing a verse or two of "Venezuela to Trinidad."

Charlie Ipcar
80 Main St.
Richmond, ME 04357

Happy to send you one of my recordings in return: http://www.charlieipcar.com

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: Richard from Liverpool
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 06:59 PM

I love this song! I heard it in Gloucester, MA at the shanty nights in Cameron's, and have since taken it to Shanty sings over this side of the water in Liverpool, Ellesmere Port, and Harwich. One of my favourite sea songs, many thanks to Roger for the fine composition and I hope he doesn't mind that I've picked it up and sing it around these parts.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 06:52 PM

Roger,
I too would love to have a recording of this one, as I've wanted to learn it for a while now, ever since hearing Barry sing it in fact, and I didn't even manage to get the complete words, then or since.
But since it's not possible to post to Guests, how can I contact you via "normal email" ?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: GUEST,David Nicol
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 12:44 AM

Roger I'm a gill net fisherman and I recently heard this sung at Astoria fisher poets. I'd love a copy of the score and/or recording. I'd be happy to pay postage or you could email me a copy at david@naknekseafood.com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Venezuela to Trinidad
From: mg
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 04:15 AM

who sang it at fisher poets? i was there.


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