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Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line

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Subject: The Baron Line
From: GUEST,HUGH JAMPTON
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 01:43 AM

The above is a name of a shipping line.
There was a song wrote about it, one of the lines was
    Don't work for the Baron Line.
Has any one got the words, please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE BARON LINE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 01:37 PM

I was able to find out this much: The Baron Line (which may still exist), is (or was) also known as (or owned by) H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd. A book on the history of the company, called "H. Hogarth & Sons Limited -- Baron Line," was written by A. A. McAlister and Leonard Gray, in 1976.

This page contains some interesting information about the company, and confirms that it was not a desirable employer:

Regarding his time on the Hogarth-owned Baron Dechmont, he confirmed that the label "hungry Hogarth" by local men was no misnomer.

"I sailed on her during the 1930s and saw the cook treating meat which had gone off with permanganate of potash to make it edible," he told me. "And when that was finished we got the Board of Trade whack (ration) called salt horse which had to be boiled for four to five hours. That and cracker hash made with maggoty biscuits. We got two ounces of tea each per week, a tin of condensed milk had to last three weeks, and half a pound of sugar a week. But the Board of Trade regulations also ensured that we got an issue of lime juice to protect us from scurvy. We also had to provide our own bedding, including the chaff mattresses known as 'donkeys' breakfasts'."

Someone asked a similar question in 1999, but it has gone unanswered: Click here. At least, from this question, we have one more line of the song: "You may have been in sailing ships, you may have been in tramps..." But alas, putting these words into Google came up with nothing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE BARON LINE
From: Micca
Date: 27 Nov 01 - 08:46 PM

I sorta remember this from the british MN in the 60s but this is all I can bring to mind..
    "You may have been in sailing ships,
    you may have been in tramps..."
    You may have been in trawlers
    on the great New Foundland banks
    You may have been in cargo boats
    and found the going fine
    but you've never been away to sea
    'til you sailed on the Baron Line

Messages from multiple threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Req: Baron line
From: ossonflags
Date: 26 Dec 03 - 04:43 AM

Does any one have the words to this song about that famouse tramp steamer company "Hogarths"?

heard it years ago and the only bit I can remember is "Dont sail for the Baron line"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baron line
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Dec 03 - 02:42 PM

This song was requested in two previous threads: Lyr Req: You may have been in sailing ships and Lyr Req: THE BARON LINE (above). We don't have complete lyrics there, but we do have some quotes and other information.

In the future, if you want to try again, it would be best to find one of those threads and refresh it by adding a new message, rather than starting a new thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baron line
From: Strupag
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 11:11 AM

Hi Ossonflags,
I was looking at this thread and then surfed off to one of the links that Jim posted.
I then mistakenly posted to and older thread - Oh Hell it's that time of year. I'm going to give up drinking until next year!

Any I've cut and pasted what I posted

"Hi Roymuir,
In the 60's I did a trip as Radio Oficer on the Baron Belhaven and I remember the song being sung often but I can't remember the words.
Here's the chorus
"Ye might have been on sailing ships or ye might have been on tramps,
Or ye might have been on Whalers off the great Newfoundland Banks,
Ye might have been on passengers having a hell of a time.
But you've never been through the mill boys, untill you've sailed with Barron Line"

The trip was great but the conditions were awful. We flew out from Prestwick and went to St John NB to join the ship. We then sailed up St Lawrence and went to Sept Isle, Montreal and Quebec. After that we went right down the US eastern seaboard stopping at ports all the way down. After that it was through the Panama canal and on to New Zealand.
We discharged our cargo there all round North and South Islands. We then went over to Newcastle, NSW and took a cargo out to Neumea, New Caledonia. We then went back to a wee place in Queenland called Innisfail and took on a cargo of sugar. We went home to Scotland with that stopping off at Maritius, Cape Town and Dakar on the way. When I got home, I wrote a song about the Baron Line that I never quite finished.
Chorus: -
"Thought this life would do me fine 'till I joined old Baron Line,
Never thought I'd tire of sailing all my days,
But a man needs to be fed so I'll find another trade,
I could earn a better living many ways"
In real life I actually stayed on at sea for another 5/6 years but I never went back with Baron Line.
The company was taken over by Scottisn Ship Managment and conditions improved greatly. SSM then merged with Denholms and I think they still manage a few ships today.
I still get the odd nightmare of being bitten by cockroaches while in my bunk.
I apologise for wandering off the subject but this thread did send my memory back to that time.
If your really keen in getting the words they an add in the UK publication "Ships" might get a response.

Andy Mitchell"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Aug 04 - 09:09 PM

I think this deserves another "refresh."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: ossonflags
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 06:07 AM

Many thanks Joe for refresh and a special thanks to strupeg for pasting that bit of valuable information from Andy.

I sailed in the "Baron Glenconner" in 1965, signed on for two years which in those days meant two years. Any way we broke down on the way to Italy and managed to limp home and was paid of after only five weeks.This was with great rejoicing by the crew!As you describe conditions were a bit basic and yes,I do remember the cockroaches!!
Not for nothing was the firm known as "Hungry Hogarths"

It would be great if any one else out there has any more anecdotes or the complete version of the song.And yes I will try the "Ships" you mentioned


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,KINGLINECAPTAIN
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 12:04 PM

I remember hearing the baron line song in the late 60's when I worked for ten years in the M.N. [Clan Line etc.]. During my time I collected a dozen or so songs, titles include "Clan Boat Leaving Bombay," "Bye-Bye Clan Line", "Goodbye Scottish Tankers," "Blood on the Ice" (This is about Hector Whaling.), & "Shaw Saville's Buccaneers." If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to type them up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 02:54 PM

Kingline Captain, it would be wonderful to have these songs posted here. I am sure they would interest many of us.
Do you know the tunes as well?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Snuffy
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 05:09 PM

Blood on the Ice and Shaw Saville's Buccaneers are both on Hughie Jone's Seascape CD on Fellside FECD147


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Subject: ADD Fragment: King Line Captain
From: GUEST,kinglinecaptain
Date: 10 May 05 - 11:42 AM

Q, I'm sorry I didn't reply to your requst for the words sooner, but my Computor died[Ahh!] and has only now been reserected.
    KING LINE CAPTAIN
    tune Camptown Races

    O the King Line Captain sings this song
    Balls up! Balls up!
    The bloody engine has gone wrong
    So get those black balls up.
    Broken down again, broken down once more
    If the 'pig iron polishers can't get it right
    soon we'll be ashore.
Two black balls one over the other is the signal for 'I am not under command' i.e. I've broken down, and of cause the origin of the term 'a right balls up'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 May 05 - 09:37 PM

Captain-

Thanks for posting the above verse. These kind of songs are fast disappearing and there are many of us here at Mudcat that would appreciate seeing the lyrics, and hopefully reviving them as songs.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHAW SAVILLE'S BUCCANEERS
From: GUEST,KINGLINECAPTAIN
Date: 19 May 05 - 10:59 AM

CHARLEY NOBLE, YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING:-

As down the quay at half past three
Came Shaw Saville's drunken crew
They'd spent their sub in a dockside pub
Having a glass or two
But they hear a cry, there's the shout nearby
The words they dread to hear
"Come on you bums sailing day has come"
For Shaw Saville's Buccaneers

Now Dan McCool from Liverpool
He was bosun of the gang
For him you'd work & dare not shirk
Or else your head he'd bang
But Geordie Dick gave him some lip
And we all shook with fear,
As Dan's mighty paw it broke the jaw
Of that Shaw Saville Buccaneer

Now Joe & Roy were London boys
And when drunk got fighting mad
They'd knock you down for half a crown
I tell you they were bad
But between these two, and I tell you true,
There was something queer
'Cause they both wore skirts did those two flirts
Of Shaw Saville's Buccaneers

Now Slow Starvation & Agony
Is the firm with which we sail
And from Circular Quay to Tilbury
We make all others quail
So if you aren't rough & you aren't tough
Then brother don't come near
If you value your life don't sign, bu Christ!
With Shaw Saville's Buccaneers

A compilation of 2 versions I obtained, some of which was highly obscene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: breezy
Date: 19 May 05 - 12:14 PM

similar to MacAlfines Fusiliers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 May 05 - 08:23 PM

Captain-

Well, I'm right pleased to see this song posted. Fits right in with "Gosport Nancy" and other fine sailortown songs.

So what kind of ship was the Shaw Saville?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 20 May 05 - 11:15 AM

Charley, Shaw Saville & Albio AKA Slow Starvation & Agony were actually a rather"up market" shipping company trading [mainly] from the UK to India & Australia, both passenger and cargo liners. They were the first company to have 'engines aft' passenger sgips the Southern Cross & the Northern Star. The firm was taken over by the P&O group and eventually 'died' being merged into the group. If you are interested other M.N. songs in my collection are :-
Bye Bye Clan line, There's a Clan Boat just leaving Bombay, M.V. Hardship, The Royston Grange and Goodbye Scottish Tankers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 May 05 - 01:28 PM

Don't censor the obscene verses. Mudcat accepts them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 May 05 - 04:39 PM

Sailor Ron-

Heave us another song! And if you're interested in some of the sea songs in my collection that I'm currently singing: Click here!

Most of these songs of my personal website have a MP3 sample of the first verse and chorus so you should be able to get a good idea of how I sing them. I recommend as a starter "A Cowardly Act", the sad case of a cow sinking a Japanese trawler.

And don't worry about posting lyrics that might offend the prudish. That's not a problem for most of us. Whether we actually sing a bawdy verse still depends largely on who we're singing it to. I sing the unvarnished version of "The Old She-Crab" for practically everyone.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLOOD ON THE ICE
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 25 May 05 - 11:29 AM

Charley as requested, here's another from my collection. Tune is the Irish hymn tune Slade [Be thou my vision]

O our business is bloody the truth for to tell
We're naught but a slaughter house out on the swell
There's no romance as in times long gone by
It's fire the harpoon & another whale dies.

Then it's tow it alongside & get him on board
And the flensers get working & the blood from him pours
With the aid of a winch his blubber is torn
As we strip him right down, right down to the bone.

Here on the Balaena we are stuck for eight months
It's, work, work, and more work, then collapse in your bunks
Though our business is bloody when all has been said
We have our families at home to keep fed

O the blood of the whale & the white of the ice
Are there on the funnels as our fleets devise
We are cruising along in the snow hail & sleet
South of South Georgia in Hectors Whale fleet

Title Blood on the Ice
I collected this in a v. fragmentary form whilst I was on the M.T. Hector Hawk. I "filled in the gaps". I believe that this could be the last song made up aboard a British Whaler. The Balaena was built in 1947 & sold to Japan in the mid 1960s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Snuffy
Date: 25 May 05 - 07:11 PM

Thanks Ron.

As I said further up the thread, you can hear Hughie Jones (formerly of the Spinners) singing both Blood on the Ice and Shaw Savill's Buccaneers on his Seascape CD on Fellside FECD147.

But I don't hink Hughie uses Slane as the tune


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: The Admiral
Date: 26 May 05 - 08:29 AM

Sailor Ron!

I'm astonished to see that a Houlder Lines ship, the 'Royston Grange' is listed amongst your Shaw Swivel songs. I sailed and had some 'fun' times on her sister, the 'Hardwicke Grange', running down and up the east South American coast, culminating at Buenos Aires. I presume that the song is about the 'Royston's' sad demise? I did once visit the memorial to most of her crew in a graveyard in Montevedeo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 May 05 - 08:53 AM

Another fine commercial steamship song you may be interested in is "Firing the Mauritania" which has been recently revived on the 2002 CD TIME ASHORE IS OVER by Richard Adrianowicz. Stephen Canright actually leds the song. It was originally collected by Redd Sulllivan of the Thameside 4 who was a fireman himself.

Here's a link to Handspikes Music's website for lyrics and a MP3 sample: Click here!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Snuffy
Date: 26 May 05 - 09:01 AM

Firing the Mauretania is yet another track on Hughie Jone's Seascape CD. In the sleeve notes Hughie says Redd introduced the song into trad circles, but Martin Hugill told me that Redd actually wrote it himself. I've heard at least three different versions/tunes for the chorus of this here in England, so folk-processing is alive and well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,Steve Catton
Date: 26 May 05 - 10:30 PM

Dear King Line Captain,
Seeing all this chat about King Line, Clan Line, Scottish Tankers and Hector Whaling started me off on a lot of memory chasing - I sailed in all those outfits in my B&C days in the 60's and 70's!! It would be nice to see the words of the Clan Line & Scottish Tanker songs you have mentioned.
Cheers,
Steve.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LEAVING BOMBAY
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 27 May 05 - 10:41 AM

AS REQESRES LAN LINE/SCOTTISH TANKERS ETC SONGS

There's a Clan Boat just leaving Bombay
Bound for old Blighty's shore
Heavily laden with bum engineers
Bound for the land they adore
She's down by the head, listing to port
She's making eight knots with the tide
But you'll get no enjoyment in the Clan Line employment
So cheer up mi lads bless 'em all
Bless 'em all! Bless 'em all
The tindle, the casab and all
Bless all the sparlies, they're all round the twist
Bless the chief stewards, and their limp wrists
If the engineers can get us home
The kalla pani no more will I roam
'Cause you'll get no promotion this side of the ocean
So come on mi lads bless 'em all.

There stands the Old Man, he's counting the days
Until they'll let him retire
There stands the Chief, he's gnashing his teeth
'Cause the coal that he bought just won't fire
But there's many a 'prentice just starting his time
There's many a fool just begun -
His four years of slav'ry here with the Scots Navy
On the Birkenhead Hoogali run
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all
The Engineers Two, Three & Four
Bless the kalasi & the jhemadar
Bless the secuni & the pani whaller
The Burra Sahib says "when we dock
You won't find me back with this lot!"
But next trip you'll find he's back with Clan Line
So cheer up mi lads bless 'em all!
........................................................
Goodbye Scottish Tankers, goodbye Clan Line too
Ever since I joined you I've been mucked around by you
Your gennies are a failure your engines are a farce
And as for the Union Castle you can stick it up your arse!
..........................................................

Packed my bag, packed my grip I'm not coming back next trip
Bye bye Clan Line
No more scrubbing decks with soap, no more rolling 'round Good Hope
Bye bye Clan Line
No more 'stations' ere the day is dawning
No more 'stand byes' on a rainy morning
Good bye Second, goodbye Chief on the quay stands my relief
Clan line bye bye.      [etc,etc,etc]
........................................................
Pink hulls on the ocean, pink hulls on the sea
A Castle boat steward he fancies me!
........................................................

If folk out there would like I'll put down my whole M.N. "collection".
Translation of Hindi words in "..leaving Bombay" on request


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Anglogeezer
Date: 27 May 05 - 03:50 PM

What an interesting thread this is turning out to be!!
Here's a fragment of one that I recall.

Just an old Clan Line steamer,
That has seen better days
And her engines were a wonder to behold.
But when the angels above,
Give her a shove.
She'll get us to the UK on time.

I was on the "Clan MacGowan" 1967 when I heard that. I don't believe there was any more to it. It stood alone, sung with great wads of homesick sailorly emotion!!

regards
Jake


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 May 05 - 05:38 PM

This is great!

Thanks, Sailor Ron.

And thanks, Snuffy, for the additional note on "Firing the Mauritania."

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,Steve Catton
Date: 28 May 05 - 01:30 AM

Thanks a lot Sailor Ron & Jake - that was a lot of feedback very quickly, and has made my day!! I'll be back for more!
Cheers,
Steve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 08:36 AM

Going back to the origin of this thread can anyone give an indication what the tune used in the Baron Line song was?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: ossonflags
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:44 AM

that would be great if you could do that Sailor Ron!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 11:31 AM

Further to my request for the tune to the Baron :ine song [no replies yet] I've another request, does any one out there have the words to "My father was afireman on the Elder Dempster Line". I heard about this song back in the 70s when I was with Clan Line but never managed to hear it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BARON LINE SONG
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 06:22 PM

My father Arnis Boika sailed on the Baron Glennconner in the late 50's. I saw some posts here requesting this song which I found on another web page. Hope its the right one, enjoy!

The Baron Line Song.

Oh, you may have sailed on Coasters,
And you may have been on Tramps,
You may have sailed on Trawlers,
On the great Newfoundland Banks,
You may have been on Tankers,
And had a terrible time,
But you've never yet, come through the 'Mill',
Till you've sailed the Baron Line.

(Chorus)….Roll along you hungry b######s roll along.
If you think you're going home, your"e b####y wrong,
British Tankers may be fine,
But give me the Baron Line,
Roll along you hungry b######s roll along.

The First Mate was an ex convict,
And was 'spying' for a ship,
He saw the "Baron Murray"
Lying beside an old 'Coal Tip',
He asked the Skipper for a job,
Who said, "You'll do damn fine,
For we've plenty of room for bums and stiffs,
In the good old Baron Line".

(Chorus)….Roll along you hungry b######s roll along,
To the turning of your screw, we'll sing this song,
"Blue Star Fliers" may be fine,
But give me the Baron Line,
Roll along you hungry b######s roll along.

The Skipper came from Tokyo, the Third Mate from Tyree,
The crew came down from Glasgow,
And the Greasers from Dundee,
Stewards off the Hong Kong Coast,
Apprentices from the Tyne,
Oh, you've never seen such a ###### up lot,
Till you've sailed the Baron Line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,sailoron
Date: 05 Jul 06 - 11:46 AM

Thank you "Guest" I'm very glad to have got a complete set of words at last. But can you, or anyone, indicate the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Jul 06 - 05:57 PM

Thanks from me as well. The lyrics you posted do seem to ring true; they've still got some life in them after all these years.

Please come back and post some more songs if you have them.

And give us a name to call you!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: ossonflags
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 09:49 AM

And many many many thanks from me I have been searching for this for years and again do you have an idea of the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,SAILORON
Date: 10 Jul 06 - 11:25 AM

Charley Noble, you asked for other M.N. songs. I have "posted" one or two [but being an idiot I can't remember which ones]. The titles I have :-
Blood on the Ice, Shaw Savilles Buccaneers, Bye Bye Clan Line, M.V.Hardship, Clan Boat leaving Bombay, Goodbye Scottish Tankers plus several odd verses. If you'd like any, or all just say.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Jul 06 - 06:08 PM

I recently heard a rendition of "Shaw Savilles Buccaneers," on a Johnny Collins CD I believe. It's a fine rousing song.

Do search out and refresh some of your old threads so we can admire them.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,SAILORON
Date: 12 Jul 06 - 11:55 AM

CHARLEY,glad you'd like to see them. I didn't know Johnnie Collins had recorded Shaw Saville's Buccaneers, I know Hughie Jones has, along with "Blood on the ice". Is this 'thread' the right one to put songs that are not about Baron Line? If so I'll 'post' a few. Incidentally a ditty I heard about Hodarths[owners of Baron Line]...
         You've heard of Hungry Hogarths?
         The worst feeders on the sea
         Their salt beef sailed with Nelson
         Aboard the Victory.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Dave Earl
Date: 12 Jul 06 - 12:12 PM

Now I think I know who you are Sailoron !

Was it you who was at a conferance on the South Coast a little while ago?

If it was then your Elizabeth and mine plus you and I had a few drinks and a meal together at your Hotel.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jul 06 - 06:25 PM

Sailoron-

You're right, of course. It's Hughie Jones who I heard sing "Shaw Saville's Buccaneers." I sure appreciate the lyrics sheet that he provides with his CD. I'd have a hard time decoding what's going on without it.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,SAILORON
Date: 13 Jul 06 - 11:04 AM

Breton Cap, my secret is out! Aye it is me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,GUEST, Jay Dee
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 11:39 AM

In reply to SAILOR RON, 05Aug05, No tune to "Baron Line song" but re:
your second request, "My father was a fireman on the Elder Dempster Line" In Harrisons we sang, "My father was a bosun in the Harrison Line", to the tune of Harry Belafonty's "Marrianne" (Can't remember the words now).
Also thanks to GUEST, 30Jan06, for complete lyrics to "Don't Work for the Baron Line". I also sailed in the Glennconner in the late 50's.
The name "Boika" rings a bell. Also sailed in the Baron Minto, early
60's.
Regards, Jay Dee, (Belly robber)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 02:35 PM

The words and chorus suggest 'Git along little Dogies' to me Charley.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: ossonflags
Date: 24 Feb 07 - 12:11 PM

Thought i would refresh this as still have not got a tune for the song.

As anyone out there got any ideas about the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Feb 07 - 02:28 PM

This has to be one of my favorite "working songs" threads. Cyrill Tawney would have loved it!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: ossonflags
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 09:01 AM

yeh, but no. but yeh......................... has anyone the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 09:47 AM

Hugh Hogarths aka Hungry Hughy
Registerd in Ardrossan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Work for the Baron Line
From: GUEST,NAVY man
Date: 29 Aug 16 - 09:43 AM

Thanks to everyone for the posts most informative does anyone remember the the rhyme the 8 to 12 were all good men but they were f#@&ed by half past ten.
The 12 to 4 they did their best but they were f#@&ed just like the rest. That's all I remember not Sure of this just a distant memory, perhaps some one can post it if they remember. I have the Kiwi bout song if any one is interested.NAVY man


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