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Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Foggy Banks

QRS 28 Feb 01 - 09:56 PM
Sorcha 28 Feb 01 - 10:20 PM
Malcolm Douglas 01 Mar 01 - 06:15 AM
QRS 01 Mar 01 - 06:37 AM
Stewie 01 Mar 01 - 06:51 AM
MAG 30 Jun 06 - 04:05 AM
Joe Offer 30 Jun 06 - 03:18 PM
Malcolm Douglas 30 Jun 06 - 06:50 PM
MAG 01 Jul 06 - 09:09 PM
MAG 05 Jul 06 - 12:38 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Jul 06 - 12:50 AM
GUEST,MAG at work 08 Jul 06 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,Lord Moosejoy, Bart 10 Feb 11 - 09:24 PM
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Subject: Foggy Banks
From: QRS
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 09:56 PM

Anyone who know the lyrics to this song? And the chords? It´s a lovley song and I would like to put some effort in learning the song!

and yes I have searched the Database after it:)

Regards

QRS


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOGGY BANKS
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 10:20 PM

I think I found the lyrics:


FOGGY BANKS
(trad. arr. Lothlórien)

On the foggy, foggy banks, me boys, we pitch and toss about,
And we blow our frozen fingers as we hear the skipper shout.
Heave away upon the capstan. Give a hand to heave the trawl.

Oh, when I was but a lad at school, I wouldn't stay at home.
Like lots of other foolish lads, I thought I'd sooner roam.
Heave away upon the capstan. Give a hand to heave the trawl.

So I went and I joined a trawler and it's then I quickly found
That it wasn't all plain sailing when you reach the trawling ground.
Heave away upon the capstan. Give a hand to heave the trawl.

You'll be hauling night and day, me boys. you're nearer slaves than men,
And once you get all your fishes aboard, it's time to haul again.
Heave away upon the capstan. Give a hand to heave the trawl.

And when the waves are pouring around us and they're pounding against the deck,
Well, you'll work your bit like all of the rest if you want to save your neck.
Heave away upon the capstan. Give a hand to heave the trawl.

And the captain's name is Johnson and he works us 'til we fall,
And if he sees us a-shirkin', well, it's God preserve us all.
Heave away upon the capstan. Give a hand to heave the trawl.


No chords, tho.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:15 AM

By way of a footnote: most of the references I've seen to the song refer to Lothlorien's recording (they certainly have put in the work on publicity) but it seems that Jez Lowe also recorded it back in 1983; he gives his source as a book, New Zealand folk songs, by Neil Colqhuoun, several editions of which appeared between 1965 and 1973 or so.  Copies can be found through  Bookfinder.com.  Lothlorien live in NZ., so the book may very well have been their source, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: QRS
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:37 AM

Ahh it´s a NZ folksong then..a lovley song!

Thanks for you fast replays! It was Lothloriens version of this song I just heard, so it fits me very well! Thanks Sorcha. I´m about to follow your link and look at the book no Malcolm.

Regards

QRS


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOGGY FOGGY BANKS (from Colquhuon)
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:51 AM

The version in Neil Colquhuon book is a little different:

THE FOGGY FOGGY BANKS

Chorus:
Heave away on your capstan lads
Give a hand to heave the trawl
When we get the fish on board
We'll have another haul
Heave away on your capstan lads
Give a hand to heave the trawl
In the middle of the night
Heave ho ye all

Out on the foggy, foggy banks
We pitch and toss about
And blow our frozen fingers
When we hear our skipper shout

When I was but a lad at school
I did not love my home
Like lots of other foolish lads
I thought I'd sooner roam

Soon I joined a trawler
And there I quickly found
There was no plain sailin'
When I reached the trawlin' ground

When our eight weeks are over
Hard up our tiller goes
West by south to the harbour's mouth
To the big jib on her nose

Words: anon. Music reconstructed by Neil Colquhoun.
Source: Neil Colquhoun (ed) 'Song of a Young Country: New Zealand Folksongs' Bailey Brothers and Swinfed Ltd, Folkstone, 1973, p 48.

--Stewie


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Subject: Foggy Foggy Banks
From: MAG
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 04:05 AM

I am reviving this thread as I have an interest in the song, which comes up at our local SSSSSS (Second Saturday Sea Shanty Singing Sessions).

I will try to track down that book, Malcolm, it it is still available.

Lots of songbooks include authored works even if they are folk songbooks.

I thought Capstan shanty songs were for raising the anchor. Who knows if a capstan was also used to raise a fish haul?

I am not familiar with any of the artists mentioned; could owners of the recordings describe and compare?

TIA, MAG


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 03:18 PM

Anybody have a tune to send me?
-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: Tune Add: FOGGY FOGGY BANKS
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 06:50 PM

X:1
T:The Foggy Foggy Banks
B:Neil Colquhoun, New Zealand Folk Songs: Songs of a Young Country. Folkestone: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen Ltd., 1973, p 48.
S:Haldy Ryan; collector Rona Bailey.
N:Words anon, tune "reconstructed" by Neil Colquhoun.
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
M:C|
K:C
E2|A2 A2 A E3|G G2 D-D2 E2|A2 A2 A2 E2|G6 E2|
w:Out on the fog-gy fog-gy banks,_ We pitch and toss a-bout, And
A2 B2 A2 G2|E2 D2 C2 D2|E2 D2 C B,3|A,2 z2 "Chorus" C3 D|
w:blow our fro-zen fin-gers when we hear our skip-per shout: Heave a-
M:4/4
E6 D3/2C/|D3/2D/ D2 z2 C3/2B,/|A,3/2B,/C3/2D/ E2 C3/2D/|
w:way on your cap-stan, lads, Give a hand to heave the trawl. When we
E3/2E/ (3EED-D2 C3/2D/|E3/2D/C/B,3/2 A,2 C3/2D/|E6 D3/2C/|D3/2D/ D2 z2 C3/2B,/|
w:get the fish on board,_ We will have an-oth-er haul. Heave a-way on your cap-stan, lads, Give a
A,3/2B,/C3/2D/ E2 C3/2D/|(3EEE- E3/2E/ D2 z2|E2 A4 G2|A8|]
w:hand to heave the trawl. In the mid-dle o'_ the night, Heave ho ye all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: MAG
Date: 01 Jul 06 - 09:09 PM

So, Lothlorien. Who wants to tell me about them?

I suspect it is their version which has devolved to SSSSSS.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: MAG
Date: 05 Jul 06 - 12:38 PM

I got a Jez Lowe CD while I was in Portland (Oregon) over the weekend.

I like his stuff a lot. I still don't know how his version of "Foggy Banks" goes; it was not available.

I checked out Lothlorien on the web; their version not available either. They LOOK fairly psychedelic, as one might expect from a name taken from Lord of the Rings.

Does anyone know who else has recorded "Foggy Banks?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 12:50 AM

According to Allmusic.com, Rudy Sunde's album "Songs of New Zealand" (Manu CD #1457, 1994) contains FOGGY FOGGY BANKS. It might be out of print, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: GUEST,MAG at work
Date: 08 Jul 06 - 11:45 AM

Thanks, Jim. I'll keep looking.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Foggy Banks
From: GUEST,Lord Moosejoy, Bart
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 09:24 PM

Jez Lowe's recording has a wonderful banjo accompaniment. Can anybody provide info on the style and tuning?


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