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Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ---altan

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Subject: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 04:30 PM

Hallo all , I am looking for this tune , do know is it on you tupe ? I can ´t find it , maybe its under diffrent name ? ...

if you know please tell me ..

kv Skarpi Iceland ........


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: maeve
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 04:37 PM

Hi, Skarpi. Is it a tune you are searching for not a song?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 06:43 PM

no tune is for a son ...english folk song I think it is ....old one ,,

maybe no one knows ...

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: maeve
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 06:54 PM

Give us a little time, Skarpi. We'll find it!

What part of the song made you think it must be old?
You remember any other words in the song?
What tells you it is English?

Maybe "Handsome Cabin Boy"? Just guessing until we have more information.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 07:34 PM

The whole song is on Myspace, skarpi:
Sea apprentice boy

Nice!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 07:45 PM

maeve

Altan's lyrics are here: Sea Apprentice Boy.

Roud gives three versions of The Sea Apprentice (Roud 1671), one from Len Graham's book about Joe Holmes: Joe Holmes - here I am amongst you, has words and tune; one a recording or Roisin White on a Veteran recording VT126 (The First of my Rambles); and the last in the Sam Henry Collection edited by Gale Huntinton - Songs of the People, which also has the tune.

I imagine Jim Carroll or Martin Ryan may be able to supply you with the tune from those sources (assuming the Altan version is the same!).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 07:46 PM

Cross posted. That's an even better idea!

Mick


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Subject: ADD: The Sea Apprentice Boy
From: maeve
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 07:55 PM

Great work, Noreen and Mick, Thank you! I'll let Skarpi know you've solved the puzzle.

From Mick Pearce's link ( http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/altan/the_seaapprentice_boy-lyrics-1195756.html )

The Sea-apprentice Boy sung by Altan - Album: The Blue Idol

THE SEA APPRENTICE BOY

When first I went a sea-apprentice bound
I sailed the salt seas all 'round and 'round
I scarce had sailed a voyage but one
When I fell in love with my charming Anne

I went to my captain both stout and bold
And unto him my secret told
I love yon lass as I love my life
What would I give if she were my wife?

Well, the captain said, "You're a foolish boy
For to court a girl that you'll ne'er enjoy
For she'll have lovers while you're at sea
And she'll be married e're you'll be free"

Well, I don't know but I'll go and try
For she might fancy an apprentice boy
And she might alter her mind for me
And wait on me until I be free

Well, I bought her ribbons, I bought her gloves
These things to prove of a heart that loves
She accepted all and she was not shy
And she vowed to wait for her apprentice boy

When my ship is anchored and my work is over
I'll steer my barque for sweet Erin's shore
In my native country, my love I'll enjoy
And she'll welcome home her apprentice boy

So come all you sea-apprentices where e'er you be
Never slight your true love while you're at sea
Just love her as you love your life
And she'll consent to become your wife


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 09:03 PM

Maeve I am in no hurry :O)....


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: maeve
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 09:12 PM

Well Skarpi; some of us are in a hurry to hear you sing this one!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 05:07 AM

I just noticed that when I said above that Roud gives three versions I meant to say three versions starting with that first line (there are many more for the song).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Sea apprentice bound or boy ,,,,,altan
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 05:08 AM

Good job :)


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