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Lyr Req: Row On^^^

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Subject: Row On
From: Trevor
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 06:46 AM

Can anybody tell me where I can get the words to the song which has the chorus beginning 'Row on, row on....', please?

Click for lyrics in related thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: Trevor
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 06:54 AM

Sorry, just found it on the thread that was refreshed a couple of weeks ago. Duh!


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Subject: ADD: Winter's Veil (shanty)
From: IanC
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 06:57 AM

Well. Seems to be a shanty, sung by Landlocked. It's useful, though, Trevor if you can be just slightly more definite, or else you will end up getting stuff like this

Winter's Veil

Row, on row, on row they stand
Stark and bare across the land;
Stripped of all the eye did please;
Frost imprisoned brittle leaves.

Cold, cold, the morning air,
That with its misty shroud does pale
This woodland scene of summer past,
Entombed by winter's snowy veil.

Silence, silence, sounds bereft,
No melody of feathered friends;
Just echoes of sweet madrigals;
Mute witness to the seasons trends.

;-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: harpgirl
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 07:20 AM

Bok, Trickett, and Muir did it, as well. I hunted the DT for it a while back when I heard it on "Midnight Special."


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Subject: ADD: Row On^^^
From: Madam Gashee
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 07:23 AM

Maybe these are the words you're looking for. They were put to music & possibly written by Tim Laycock.


Row On, Row On.

Clouds are upon the summer sky, there's thunder in the wind,
Pull on, pull on that homeward tide, ne'er take one look behind.

Ch:
Row On, row on, another day may shine with brighter light.
Light ply the oars and pull away, there's dawn beyond the night.


Where'er thou goest the words of love are all that words can say.
Changeless affections strength to prove but speed us on our way.

Like yonder river would I glide to where my heart should be?
My barque shall soon out sail the tide, that hurries to the sea.

But yet a star shines constant still, through yonder cloudy skies.
See how my heart my bosom fills from faith that cannot die.

Row on, row on, God speed the way; thou must not linger here.
Storms hang about the closing day; Tomorrow may be clear.

Clouds are upon the summer sky, there's thunder in the wind,
Pull on, pull on that homeward tide, ne'er take one look behind.^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: Madam Gashee
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 08:12 AM

By the way, the words were discovered in a whaling log book. Tim Laycock then set them to music as no tune was added.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: Trevor
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 08:31 AM

Thanks each. I hadn't heard it before I went to Sidmouth and it seemed that everyplace I went down there it was being sung. When I put my brain into gear after my original post I found a thread started in September 1999 and refreshed by Noreen a couple of weeks ago.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 08:38 AM

That link IanC gave wasn't. And in no way was this ever a shanty. Just because a song is a sailor's song or a song about sailors doesn't mean it's a shanty. You'd have a bit of a problem using this as a work song. I suppose you might be able to row while someone sang it.

Moodie and Sankey are full of hymns about life-boats and storms and that, though there aren't many as good as this. (And so far as I know this one isn't in any of those collections.) Mission hymns, for Seaman's Missions, and others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 09:24 AM

As Trevor found by the second post to this thread, the original words are already posted in the forum Row On (click here). Those posted by Madame Gashée (love the name!) above, appear to have been substantially folk-processed...

It's still a wonderful song.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: Hawker
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 02:37 PM

According to Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman on Bonnet & Shawl, the words are traditional and were put to music by Tim Laycock.
They say in their sleeve notes: "The late Gale Huntingdon of Martha's vineyard USA made a wonderful collection of songs noted in the logbooks of whaling ships, and published them in 'Songs the whalemen sang' The book is not full of raucous sea songs , as you might expect, but of the songs the whalemen took with them to sea, often the popular songs of the day. This one is a sea song, but a gentle song of longing.
hope this info is of use to you
Lucy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On
From: breezy
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 03:02 PM

you CAN HEAR IT MOST MONDAYS AT THE BULL REDBOURN SINGAROUND WHERE TASTEFULL SONGS ARE APPRECIATED


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On^^^
From: GUEST,Sherie
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 06:31 PM

Anyone have the actual music for this?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On^^^
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:41 PM

Row on! Row on!
The brightest day
Gives way to darkest night;
Ply, ply the oars
For all it's worth
There's dark beyond the light.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On^^^
From: Anglo
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 12:43 AM

And where's that from, Dick?

Sherie, as above, the tune was written by Tim Laycock. I suppose it might have been published somewhere, but I've never seen it written out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Row On^^^
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 04:05 AM

Sherie - two sets of abc notation were posted in the first of the related threads linked at the top of the page (Origins...), one in post by radriano one in a post by Snuffy.

Mick


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