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Lyr Req: We're Outward Bound for Quebec Town

Bristol Ted 03 Jan 01 - 11:46 AM
Jimmy C 03 Jan 01 - 01:25 PM
Malcolm Douglas 03 Jan 01 - 07:19 PM
Bristol Ted 04 Jan 01 - 05:24 AM
GUEST,999 17 Sep 12 - 01:07 PM
Charley Noble 17 Sep 12 - 05:50 PM
Snuffy 19 Sep 12 - 08:46 AM
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Subject: We're outward bound to Quebec Town
From: Bristol Ted
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 11:46 AM

Can anyone please help with words for this? A friend of mine found these words quoted in "A Maritime History of Devon". It refers to a ship called "Ocean Queen" which carrried emigrant passengers from Devon, probably Bideford, to Quebec. The words quoted are:

"And now my boys we're outward bound,
Young girls do go a-weepin',
We're outward bound for Quebec Town,
Across the western ocean".

Sorry I haven't mastered the line spacing yet, only a beginner!! Any information welcome, thanks in advance.

Ted


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We're outward bound to Quebec Town
From: Jimmy C
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 01:25 PM

Ted, I have looked through my listing of sea songs but nothing shows up. Looking forward to a positive response on this one. It looks like a winner.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We're outward bound to Quebec Town
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 03 Jan 01 - 07:19 PM

A search at  Google.com  for "ocean queen" quebec returned nearly 20 references; mostly just bits of background information, but perhaps somewhere to start.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We're outward bound to Quebec Town
From: Bristol Ted
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 05:24 AM

Many thanks Malcolm and Jimmy C. The Google links opened up many possibilities so off I go! Thanks again.

Ted


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We're Outward Bound for Quebec Town
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 01:07 PM

The Crossing – outward bound

An old Padstow sea shanty sings:

And now my boys we're outward bound
Young girls go a weeping
We're outward bound for Quebec Town
Across the Western Ocean.

I will look in the next few weeks for more lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We're Outward Bound for Quebec Town
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 05:50 PM

One verse down.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We're Outward Bound for Quebec Town
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Sep 12 - 08:46 AM

Looks like a variant of Across the Western(/briny) Ocean; Amelia Where You Bound To; Across The Rocky Mountains; Leave Her Johnny, etc, etc. For more variants see this thread, this one, and this one for starters.


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