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Lyr Req: What Fortunes Guide a Sailor (Gina Dunlap

GUEST,Dave R 10 Mar 13 - 06:06 AM
GUEST,999 10 Mar 13 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,DaveR 11 Mar 13 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,999 11 Mar 13 - 06:46 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: What fortunes guide a sailor
From: GUEST,Dave R
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 06:06 AM

Another song by John Roberts on his CD 'Sea Fever', can anyone supply the lyrics to the above song please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What fortunes guide a sailor
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 07:18 AM

http://www.goldenhindmusic.com/lyrics/WHATFORT.html

Is that it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What fortunes guide a sailor
From: GUEST,DaveR
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 03:28 PM

Guest,999
Yes that's the one, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What fortunes guide a sailor
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 06:46 PM

DaveR: my pleasure to help, and thank you for being so nice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What fortunes guide a sailor
From: Anglo
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 08:45 PM

And a blue clicky for them as wants it:

What Fortunes Guide a Sailor

To the tune of How Can I Keep From Singing, written by my good friend, singer, Irish flute player, all-around lovely person Gina Dunlap, who also wrote the tune to a lovely version of The River Lea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What Fortunes Guide a Sailor (Gina Dunlap
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 03:03 PM

I recently heard Matthew Byrne a folksinger from Newfoundland sing What Fortunes Guide a Sailor. It is a wonderful song. I sing with an a cappella sea shanty group in Saint John, New Brunswick and we would love to add the song to our repertoire. How might I contact Gina for permission ?


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Subject: Lyr Req: WHAT FORTUNES GUIDE A SAILOR (Gina Dunlap
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jan 16 - 10:47 PM

Copied from http://www.goldenhindmusic.com/lyrics/WHATFORT.html:


WHAT FORTUNES GUIDE A SAILOR

Another friend, Gina Dunlap, took the well-known song How Can I Keep From Singing, and wrote a new set of verses on a whaling theme: What Fortunes Guide a Sailor.

We're bound away upon the tide
To leave our friends behind us
Haul anchor chains and slip away
To break the ties that bind us.
Fast on the breeze to the northern seas
What fortunes guide a sailor?
To earn a share of the oil and bone
'Tis a hard life for a whaler.

Through many dangers unforeseen
And bitter storms to try us
Cold icy winds and towering waves
The faintest star to guide us.
When darkening skies around us close
'Neath Greenland's cliffs forsaken
Ten thousand miles away from home
And hearts are nearly breaking.

And when at last we hear the cry
And all in wild commotion
The cutting blast, and down she dives
In that dreary troubled ocean.
And when that whale has breathed her last
And sea-birds left to grieve her
We'll hoist the sails and steer for home
And it's, Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What Fortunes Guide a Sailor (Gina Dunlap
From: GUEST,Before the Mast
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 02:47 PM

Thanks very much. It is a very moving song.


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