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'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings

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Bat Goddess 26 Oct 00 - 09:19 AM
manitas_at_work 26 Oct 00 - 09:23 AM
Noreen 26 Oct 00 - 09:56 AM
Bat Goddess 26 Oct 00 - 10:00 AM
Wolfgang 26 Oct 00 - 10:07 AM
Fortunato 26 Oct 00 - 10:29 AM
Noreen 26 Oct 00 - 10:32 AM
Malcolm Douglas 26 Oct 00 - 10:35 AM
Bat Goddess 26 Oct 00 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,Claddagh 11 Mar 12 - 08:04 AM
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Charley Noble 11 Mar 12 - 10:28 AM
nutty 11 Mar 12 - 10:47 AM
Musket 11 Mar 12 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,kenny 11 Mar 12 - 02:17 PM
Bainbo 11 Mar 12 - 02:27 PM
JohnB 11 Mar 12 - 10:28 PM
scouse 12 Mar 12 - 04:39 AM
pavane 12 Mar 12 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 09:19 AM

I've been going crazy (I know, I know -- I shouldn't make it sound like an all day trip) since spring trying to find a recording of "Our Captain Cried All Hands." The DT gave me the words, but not who recorded it. I "hear" a female voice -- and I can't locate a recording in my collection.

I recently had the opportunity to ask Joyce and Danny McLeod and Louis Killen about it. Joyce was able to sing the (Anglican?) hymn that furnished the tune (if anyone could give me more info, I'd be appreciate it) and Louis sang a few more "Blacksmith" variants, but no one seems to remember who recorded it.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 09:23 AM

It's the other way round isn't it? The tune was collected by Kate Lee(?) or Lucy Broadwood in Monksgate, Sussex and later had the workds of John Bunyan set to it.

The best recording I can think of is on Shirley and Dolly Collins'"Anthems in Eden".


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 09:56 AM

Thanks for that information, Manitas, the hymn being 'To be a Pilgrim'.

I have Martin Carthy singing it, with Dave Swarbrick accompanying on fiddle.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:00 AM

Martin Carthy singing "To Be a Pilgrim" or "Our Captain Cried All Hands"?

Gotta check my Shirley Collins LPs.
Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:07 AM

Martin Carthy's singing 'Our captain cried all hands' on 'Landfall'

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Fortunato
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:29 AM

The New St. George cd, "High Tea".
Bob Hitchcock singing. Great version. Available here:
http://www.kinesiscd.com/jennifercutting/nsgwhere.htm
regards, Fortunato


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:32 AM

Thanks, Wolgang, that's what I meant. That's what I get for inserting extra bits and not re-reading!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:35 AM

Three recordings that I know to be currently available:

Byker Hill Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick: Topic TSCD342
Anthems in Eden Shirley Collins Harvest CDEMS 1477
Come Let Us Buy the License - Songs of Courtship & Marriage Topic TSCD651 ("Our Captain Calls All Hands") -Pop Maynard

Shirley Collins used a tune substantially different from the familiar one that most Revival performers record.  The third is a version recorded directly from tradition.  It was Vaughan Williams, incidentally, who set "Monksgate" to the Bunyan verses.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:40 AM

You've all just saved my sanity! (Well, what was left of it . . .)

I just dug out (have I put this LP on tape?!) Shirley Collins' version: ;ovely, but not the tune I had in my head.

Searched Martin Carthy LPs and CDs: I don't seem to own "Landfall."

And then, yes! I do have New St. George "High Tea" -- and that is definitely the female voice I was hearing in my head. Don't know why I overlooked it in my search. (Probably because I identified the voice as Maddy Prior; who knows?)

Thank you, thank you all. Now I can go ahead and finish learning the song. (Probably to the consternation of my music mates.)

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: GUEST,Claddagh
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 08:04 AM

Willards Leap recorded the song on their "Adieu, John Barleycorn" in the 70's. There's a YouTube link to it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxbk1bdd_I4


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: RTim
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 08:23 AM

See the link below for even more info:

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/martin.carthy/songs/ourcaptaincriedallhands.html


Chris Wood's recorded version is great.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: saulgoldie
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 08:30 AM

Ooo, nothing like a reminder. I'll have to find my copy of High Tea again and listen to it today. Thanks!

Saul


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 10:28 AM

The June Tabor link with the Oyster Band is certainly well worth a listen.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: nutty
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 10:47 AM

This recording by 80's group, Willards Leap ,can't be bested in my opinion.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxbk1bdd_I4

Unfortunately they only made one LP before lead singer Roy Entiknap died.

Tracks from this LP can now be heard on You Tube so please listen.

PS could someone pls make blue clicky for me - "Make a Link" seems to be broken


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Musket
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 11:15 AM

I learned the song from the excellent Therapy album, One Night Stand.

Whilst I still have a copy on vinyl, I have no idea if this album was released on CD at all. It summed up at the time the folk club scene for me, and I bought it at a folk club booking they had many many years ago locally...


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 02:17 PM

I was going to mention "Therapy" - [ Dave and Fiona Shannon ? - from the North of Ireland ? ]. I think I still have a cassette tape recording - very rough - of a live concert version of the song from some folk programme on radio, probably in the 1970s. Absolutely superb singing and guitar playing.


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: Bainbo
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 02:27 PM

There's an unaccompanied version of it by June Tabor on Andrew Cronshaw's Till The Beasts' Returning album. The credits read: JT - vocal. Everyone else - admirable restraint.


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: JohnB
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 10:28 PM

There is our "pretty rough" version here it is just a rehearsal recording, nothing special. Should get the words and tune across though.
I remember Therapy, although I have lived in Canada since 1977, a guy I worked with dated Fiona for a while, until he figured out she loved her guitar more than him. Ahhhhh! Memories.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: scouse
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 04:39 AM

I was also going to mention the Therapy version, have both of their Lp's. Magic!!

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: pavane
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 03:44 PM

Mrs Pavane can be heard singing it (live in a club in Dubai, 1982) at this URL:

"The Distressed Maid"

The title is taken from 19th century broadsides in which it is printed - the name "Our Captain cried ..." seems to be a modern invention.


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: pavane
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 03:50 PM

Link to a printed copy

The distressed maid c 1840


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Subject: RE: 'Our Captain Cried All Hands' Recordings
From: johnadams
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 09:33 AM

For the sake of completeness, here's a link to the version by The Druids from the 1970 album 'Burnt Offering'. (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

Forty two years on it sounds a bit lacklustre to my ear - but it was our first album. I think we cheered up a bit later on.


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