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Old Ironsides sails Sunday!

dick greenhaus 18 Aug 12 - 04:21 PM
Charley Noble 18 Aug 12 - 06:44 PM
JohnInKansas 18 Aug 12 - 07:33 PM
Joe Offer 18 Aug 12 - 07:44 PM
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Subject: Old Ironsides sails Sunday!
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 04:21 PM

Happy Anniversary!


http://articles.boston.com/2012-08-17/metro/33233494_1_charlestown-navy-yard-hms-guerriere-cannons

The Constitution and the Guerriere
[Laws #A6]

It oft-times has been told, that the British seamen bold
Could flog the tars of France so neat and handy, Oh!
But they never met their match, till the Yankees did them catch
Oh, the Yankee boys for fighting are the dandy, Oh.

The Guerriere, a frigate bold, on the foaming ocean rolled
Commanded by proud Dacres, the grandee, Oh!
With as choice a British crew as ever a rammer drew
Could flog the Frenchmen two to one so handy, Oh!

When the frigate hove in view, says proud Dacres to his crew,
"Come clear the ship for action and be handy, Oh!
To the weather-gage, boys, get her." And to make his men fight better
Gave them to drink, gunpowder mixed with brandy, Oh!

Then Dacres loudly cries, "Make this Yankee ship your prize,
You can in thirty minutes, neat and handy, Oh!
Twenty-five's enough, I'm sure, and if you'll do it in a score
I'll treat you to a double share of brandy, Oh!"

The British shot flew hot, Which the Yankees answered not
Till they got within the distrance they called handy, Oh!
"Now," says Hull unto his crew, "Let us see what we can do,
If we take this boasting Briton we're the dandy, Oh!"

The first broadside we poured carried her mainmast by the board
Which made this lofty frigate look abandoned, Oh!
Then Dacres shook his head, and to his officers said,
"Lord! I didn't think those Yankees were so handy, Oh!"

Our second told so well that their fore and mizzen fell,
Which doused the royal ensign neat and handy, Oh!
"By George!" says he, "We're done!" And they fired a lee gun
While the Yankees struck up Yankee Doodle Dandy, Oh!

Then Dacres came on board to deliver up his sword.
Tho'loth was he to part with it, it was so handy, Oh!
"Oh! Keep your sword," says Hull, "For it only makes you dull,
Cheer up, and let us have a little brandy, Oh!

Now, fill your glasses full, and we'll drink to captain hull
And so merrily we'll push around the brandy, Oh!
Johnny Bull may boast his fill, let the world say what it will,
The Yankee boys for fighting are the dandy, Oh!

DT #362
Laws A6


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Subject: RE: Old Ironsides sails Sunday!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 06:44 PM

Nice that the old ship gets ten minutes to kick up her heels.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Old Ironsides sails Sunday!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 07:33 PM

The Link

Although a bit aged and not a place you'd choose to live in, she is - or was the last time I stomped on the deck - a really beautiful ship.

(Hard to believe it was 50 years ago, the last time I visited her.)

John


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Subject: RE: Old Ironsides sails Sunday!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 07:44 PM

Are there ever singing events on the Constitution (in Boston) and the Constellation (in Baltimore)? It would seem to me that these are the two most famous ships still extant in the U.S., and they would be wonderful music venues.
I sure enjoy the chantey sing on the Balclutha, a much newer ship in San Francisco.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Old Ironsides sails Sunday!
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 09:52 PM

I hope I get to see some video of this sailing.


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Subject: RE: Old Ironsides sails Sunday!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 10:19 PM

Tom, along with musical partners David Behm and Bob Frost, were lucky enough to sing on board the Constitution about 15 years ago for the retirement from the Navy ceremony of our friend Cecil Abels.

Incredible experience!

Linn


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