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Help: Nautical song needed

GUEST,Static Chaos 04 Jun 01 - 01:28 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 04 Jun 01 - 01:34 PM
Mrrzy 04 Jun 01 - 01:37 PM
GUEST,Static Chaos 04 Jun 01 - 01:46 PM
Mrrzy 04 Jun 01 - 01:48 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 04 Jun 01 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,Static Chaos 04 Jun 01 - 02:04 PM
Clinton Hammond 04 Jun 01 - 02:07 PM
Mudlark 04 Jun 01 - 03:15 PM
MMario 04 Jun 01 - 03:20 PM
Charley Noble 04 Jun 01 - 03:56 PM
NH Dave 04 Jun 01 - 10:35 PM
Mudlark 04 Jun 01 - 11:33 PM
Dave the Gnome 05 Jun 01 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,JohnB 05 Jun 01 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,marshman 06 Jun 01 - 01:11 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 06 Jun 01 - 08:20 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 06 Jun 01 - 08:23 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 06 Jun 01 - 08:27 PM
CRANKY YANKEE 06 Jun 01 - 08:38 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 06 Jun 01 - 10:35 PM
Bryn Pugh 01 Dec 08 - 10:27 AM
The Vulgar Boatman 01 Dec 08 - 01:30 PM
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Subject: Nautical song needed
From: GUEST,Static Chaos
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:28 PM

I am writing a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark" and I need a good song to go at the beginning. For those of you unfamiliar with the poem, a crew of English sailors are rowing a boat toward the shore. I would like for them to sing an upbeat, perhaps comical, nautical folk song while keeping time with the oar strokes. Can anyone help me with suggestions?

Brock


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIVERPOOL JUDIES
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:34 PM

Try this one. Yours, Aye. Dave

LIVERPOOL JUDIES

When I was a youngster, I sailed with the rest
On a Liverpool packet bound out for the West.
We anchored one day in the harbor of Cork,
Then we put out for the port of New York.

CHORUS: And it's row, row bullies, row,
Them Liverpool judies have got us in tow

For forty-two days we was hungry and sore.
Oh, the winds was again' us. The gales, they did roar,
But off Battery Point we did anchor at last
With our jib boom hove to and the canvas all fast.

The boardinghouse masters was off in a trice
A-shouting and promising all that was nice,
And one fat old crimp took a fancy to me.
Says he, "You're a fool, lad, to follow the sea."

Says he, "There's a job as is waiting for you,
With lashings o' liquor and bugger-all to do."
Says he, "Wha'd yer say, lad? Will you jump her too?"
Says I, "You old bastard, I'm damned if I do."

But the best of intentions, they never goes far.
After thirty-two days at the door of a bar,
I tossed off me liquor and what do you think?
That rotten old bastard had drugs in me drink.

The next I remember, I woke in the morn
On a three-skys'l yarder bound south round Cape Horn,
With an old suit of oilskins and two pairs of socks
And a bloomin' great head and a dose of the pox.

Now all you young sailors, take a warnin' by me.
Keep and eye on yer drinks when the liquor is free,
And pay no attention to runner or whore
When your hat's on your head and your feet's on the shore.


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:37 PM

Static Chaos, what age is your audience? I would have assumed anything about The Hunting of the Snark to be oriented towards children, to whom I would not normally sing of the Pox... but I like this song, Dave(tam)!


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: GUEST,Static Chaos
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:46 PM

The audience would be children but any good song is welcome. I can change an "offensive" word here and there to keep it clean for the kiddies. I can also leave out a verse or two so the adults can wink a knowing eye to each other while the kids remain in the dark. ;)

Brock


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:48 PM

Try looking at Gilbert & Sullivan's piratical or nautical songs, they have some good ones. I'll keep thinking...


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:52 PM

This song has a clean version I could send you (sorry forgot it was fer kids) Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: GUEST,Static Chaos
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 02:04 PM

I like the song you suggested Dave, and it's not that I think it's too dirty (which it may be) but I've decided to use another drinking song at a different part of the script--There's a Tavern in the Town.

Wouldn't want too much frivolity.

Thanks, and keep 'em coming.

Brock


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 02:07 PM

Check through the Tom Lewis CD collection... there's gotta be something there!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Mudlark
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 03:15 PM

It may be going in the wrong direction, but The Bonny Ship the Diamond has a good rollicky feel, as does We'll Rant and We'll Roar....


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: MMario
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 03:20 PM

Marching Inland by Tom Lewis


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 03:56 PM

My grandfather used to sing this one to us as we rowed him around the cove; it's obviously not a traditional sailor song.

ROWING SONG
(late 19th century song by unknown author from the singing of William Zorach; tune unknown)

Chorus:

Dip, boys, dip the oars,
Bid farewell to the dusky shores;
Freedom ours shall be,
As we cross the deep blue sea.

The zephyrs woo the spray, me boys;
Their laughter fills the air;
We'll bid them wake (?) our song, me boys,
And steal away our care. (CHO)


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: NH Dave
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 10:35 PM

If this is for kids, how about A CAPITAL SHIP?

Dave


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Mudlark
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 11:33 PM

Dave...a great song for kids...was trying to think of the name...my mother used to sing it around the house, being a devoted G & S fan.

Also,,,,,what about Speed Bonny Boats, like a bird on the wing! " Onward," the sailors cry! Carry a boy, born to be king, over the sea to Skye.


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 04:32 AM

Song of the Volga Boatman? Nice jolly stuff..;-)

We used to sing it at Birthday parties

Oh happy birthday
Oh happy birthday
People dying everywhere
Oh happy birthday...

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:45 PM

The words I remember for Liverpool Judies are a lot cleaner than DaveTAM's. From Liverpool to Frisco' a'roving I went, to stay in that country it was my intent, but Girls and Strong Whisky like other damn fools, well I soon was transported back to Liverpool and it's row, row bullies row them Liverpool Judies have got us in tow. We Shipped on the Alaska lying out in the Bay, just to wait for a fair wing to get underway, now it's all gone blank. Dave's probably sounds a bit more traditional though. JohnB


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: GUEST,marshman
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:11 PM

For your tavern I can't help but suggest the old nut " What do you do with a drunken sailor". Kids of all ages love it. mm


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:20 PM

If you're going to be rowing to this ditty, I suggest that you eliminate the long RRRRRROOOOOOOOOOwwwwwwwwwwwin the chorus and just sding it on meter,

stroke stroke atroke stroke
row,row bullies row,them liverpool judies have got us in tow


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:23 PM

let's try this again.

STROKE.............STROKE................STROKE.................STROKE

ROW, ROW BULLIES ROW, THEM LIVERPOOL JUDIES HAVE GOT US IN TOW.


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:27 PM

nO, THAT'S NOT IT EITHER. it would be a lot easier if they'd print the damned thing as it's typed.

STROKE...................STROKE.....................STROKE.....................STROKE

ROW, ROW BULLIES ROW, THEM LIVERPOOL JUDIES HAVE GOT US IN TOW


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:38 PM

dAMN, THE THIRD "STROKE" IS ON THE FIRST SYLLABLE OF THE WORD "jUDIES" . AND, THE LAST STROKE IS ON THE FINAL WORD, "TOW".

If you sing it with the long Rrrroooooooooowwww , as in "ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, ROW BULLIES ROW, THEM LIVERPOOL JUDIES HAVE GOT US IN TOW", yopu can't row to it,

Done properly, it even has a rhythm for rolling your wrists under soa as to feather the oars, thereby saving a lot of energy lifting them out of the water with each stroke. Like this the (R)'s indicate where to roll your wrists under: ROW,(R),ROW BULLIES ROW (R)THEM LIVERPOOLJUDIES(R)HAVE GOT US IN TOW(R).


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Subject: Lyr Add: MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 10:35 PM

The only rowing song I enjoyed was "Messing About on the River" slow and easy hee hee!

When the weather is fine, then you know it's a sign, for
Messing about on the river.
If you take my advice, there's nothing so nice, as
Messing about on the river.
There are long boats and short boats and all sorts of craft,
And cruisers and keel boats and some with no draught;
So take off your coat, go hop in a boat, go
Messing about on the river.

(Keep repeating "Messing about on the river" after each line.)

There are boats made from kits, that reach you in bits, go....
Or you might like to scull in a glass-fibred hull, just....
There are tillers and rudders and anchors and cleats
And ropes that are sometimes referred to as sheets.
With the wind in your face, there's no finer place, than....

There are skippers and mates and rowing-club eights, just....
There are pontoons and ### and all sorts of knots, for....
Well, if inboards and outboards and dinghies you sail,
The first thing you learn is the right way to bail.
In a one-seat canoe, you're skipper and crew, just....

There are bridges and locks and moorings and docks, when....
There's a whirlpool and weir that you mustn't go near, when....
There's backwater places all hidden from view,
And quaint little islands just waiting for you.
So leave here right now, go cast off your bow, go....

Of course the version I know is a little more Traditional *BSG* While Pissing about on the river LOL Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:27 AM

There's nothing as nice as having it twice
Then coolin' your tool in the river . . .


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: The Vulgar Boatman
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 01:30 PM

Try the Wonderful Crocodile.


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Subject: RE: Help: Nautical song needed
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:54 PM

I was going to suggest Drunken Sailor too.


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