Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming

Related threads:
Lyr Req: '...comin' home with the crabs' (4)
Shrimp Boats (8)


sam@hendersonuk.com 19 Nov 99 - 03:16 PM
MMario 19 Nov 99 - 03:35 PM
Jeremiah McCaw 20 Nov 99 - 12:38 PM
Joe Offer 21 Nov 99 - 11:33 AM
Sam 23 Nov 99 - 04:55 PM
seagoddess 24 Nov 99 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Emma 09 Apr 07 - 07:17 AM
GUEST,HiLo 09 Apr 07 - 07:26 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 09 Apr 07 - 07:48 AM
Big Al Whittle 09 Apr 07 - 08:37 AM
Celtaddict 09 Apr 07 - 09:01 AM
GUEST 09 Apr 07 - 11:21 AM
ThreeSheds 09 Apr 07 - 02:28 PM
Big Al Whittle 09 Apr 07 - 04:11 PM
GUEST,Wobinson 27 Apr 08 - 07:16 PM
Bob Bolton 27 Apr 08 - 11:36 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Apr 08 - 12:52 AM
Joe Offer 28 Apr 08 - 02:37 AM
Arkie 28 Apr 08 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Joybubbles 06 Feb 09 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 06 Feb 09 - 07:20 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: sam@hendersonuk.com
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 03:16 PM

Hello,

Can you help?

My mum is staying with us right now. She is looking for the lyrics to a song that her choir want to sing in choral festival in July next year here in the UK.

She knows that some of the lyrics go "shrimp boats are a-comin'" "won't you hurry hurry hurry home"

She would really like to know the rest of the lyrics, but we couldn't find it on the Digitrad based on our present limited knowledge of lyrics.

Sam


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: MMario
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 03:35 PM

Sung by doris day in some movie or another...

the lyrics are HERE

url:http://roughstock.com/cowpie/cowpie-songs/m/misc/shrimpboats.lyr

MMario


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 12:38 PM

And a big hit for Jo Stafford. Anybody perchance have the chords?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: ADD: Shrimp Boats
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Nov 99 - 11:33 AM

The song is by Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston (husband of Jo Stafford). It was copyrighted in 1951 by the Walt Disney Music Company - could it have been in a Disney movie? Here are the chords I found in a Hal Leonard fake book (measures are separated by slashes with spaces). You may find these chords impossible, but that's what the book provides.
-Joe Offer-
SHRIMP BOATS
(words & music by Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston) © 1951, Walt Disney Music Company
^^
Chorus:
Shrimp boats is a-comin, their sails are in sight
Shrimp boats is a-comin, there's dancin tonight
Why dontcha hurry hurry home, Why dontcha hurry hurry home, look here the
Shrimp boats is a comin, there's dancin tonight

Eb / Ab / Eb Fm7/Bb / Eb
Eb / Ab / Eb Fm7/Bb / Eb
Eb / Eb / Eb / Eb
Eb / Ab / Eb Fm7/Bb / Eb

1. They go to sea with the evening tide,
And their womenfolk wave their good-bye
Ill sant vas, there they go
While the Loosiana moon floats on high
And they wait for the day they can cry:
CHORUS

Ebmaj7 Eb6 Ebmaj7 / Eb6 / Ebmaj7 Eb6 Ebmaj7 / Eb6 Eb
Ab G / Gb F7 Emaj7 / Eb Adim7 Eb
Ab G / Gb F7 Emaj7 / Eb


2. Happy the days while they're mending the nets
'Til once more they ride high out to sea
Ill sant vas, there they go
Then how lonely the long nights will be,
'Til that wonderful day when they see
CHORUS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Sam
Date: 23 Nov 99 - 04:55 PM

Thank you to those who responded to my request. My mother was pleased to receive your help.

Thanks especially to Joe who typed out all the lyrics and chords.

Best wishes.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: seagoddess
Date: 24 Nov 99 - 11:40 AM

Oh, my gawd! One of my favorite childhood songs! I want to include it in my new repertoire, but can only recall the chorus tune. Does anyone know if the lyrics tune is the same/similar? Can't find a site with a sound bite for this -- has anyone else?

seagoddess


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST,Emma
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 07:17 AM

I have this song as sheet music,,anybody interested??? email me emi_lu@hotmail.co.uk


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 07:26 AM

I love this song. Thanks for all the info. I have it on a cd of Jo Staffords greatest hits. I did not know it came from a film or that Doris Day ever sang it, is that true. Would like to hear her version.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 07:48 AM

I remember this song from hearing it on the old BBC radio Light Programme (now Radio 2) when I was a kid in the '50's. Loved it (still do)!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 08:37 AM

Immortalised by Derek Brimstone as,' don't go down to the shrimp boats mother - fathers come home with the crabs.'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Celtaddict
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 09:01 AM

I heard this countless times as a kid, from my folks who were big show-tune fans. I seem to recall a verse to this (to a wholly different melody; a bridge?) that went

Johnny the fisher[man][boy?] sailed out to sea
And his mother is waving goodbye;
Johnny come home, Johnny come home
As the sun rises high in the sky
And she waits for the day she can cry,
Look here, the
Shrimp boats is a-comin'. . .


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 11:21 AM

This was not recorded by Doris Day nor was it, as far as I can find out, ever part of a film. Other than Jo Stafford is was recorded by Delores Gray.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: ThreeSheds
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 02:28 PM

Anyone remember Pedro the Fisherman?
He kept on whistling a merry tune


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 04:11 PM

Brilliant recollection by Alan Bennet in his memoirs of an entertainment laid on for kids in Leeds during the war - some sea scouts whistling Pedro the Fisherman.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST,Wobinson
Date: 27 Apr 08 - 07:16 PM

I have a vague recollection of the movie from which this song came, but I have searched and searched for it. Anybody have the movie title, maybe the studio, or other info? BTW the Jo Stafford rendition of the song is available over usenet. I just DL'ed it recently. Corny song (shrimp boats haven't used sails since WW1, AFAIK, and I was a shrimper for many years) but I really want to track down that movie. I don't want it to fall into that void where lost movies go.

-Wobinson-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 27 Apr 08 - 11:36 PM

Err... G'day Wobinson,

I'm just glancing in at the 'Cat during lunchtime at work ...

Wasn't this sung in Carousel? I seem to remember it being one of the few films i got to see, in my impecunious childhood!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 12:52 AM

I remember Jo Stafford singing it, but, at a later time, I 'seem' to remember it from a film as well. Just a quirky memory? Couldn't find anything on the net about a film.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 02:37 AM

Hi, Bob -
The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel was set in Maine. It has songs reminiscent of the style of "Shrimp Boats" (particularly the one about the clam bake), but I don't think there's any shrimping on the New England coast. The best-known U.S. shrimp fishery is from New Orleans into the Gulf of Mexico, but U.S. shrimp boats also fish the Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest.
My Great Song Thesaurus usually makes not of it if a song has been used in a movie. In this case, it there's no movie citation.
-Joe-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: Arkie
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 11:26 AM

You can find Jo Stafford singing Shrimp Boats and lots of other good songs here:

Shrimp Boats


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST,Joybubbles
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:52 PM

You can find the sheet music at my ebay site this evening. Find listing for "joybubbles." Thanx!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: shrimp boats are a-coming
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 07:20 PM

Gee, they could have used that one in "Forrest Gump." Sad to say, I clearly remember Jo Stafford singing that song on the radio when it came out. Another song from the same era, though unrelated and more "down home," is Hank Williams' "Jambalaya."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 February 11:13 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.