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Lyr Req: Haul Boys Haul

GUEST,The Fishin' Musician 08 Nov 01 - 02:39 PM
Sorcha 08 Nov 01 - 03:00 PM
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Subject: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: GUEST,The Fishin' Musician
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 02:39 PM

Anybody have the lyrics to "Haul Boys Haul" as sung by England's great shantyman, Johnny Collins? Starts off: "When I was a school boy, I lived a life of ease. Now I am a sailing lad..."


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:00 PM

HAUL BOYS HAUL
Johnny Collins

Now when I was a schoolboy I lived at home at ease
Now I am a trawlin' man, I sail the wintry seas
I thought I'd like seafarin' life, it's all right 'til I found
It's a damned sight worse than slavery when we got off the ground
And it was

Chorus:
Haul, boys haul. Haul, boys haul
Heave away the capstan, lads, and let's get up the trawl
When the winds a' blowin', the ship's a gently rollin'
Miami, Miami, won't you be true to me

Now every night in winter, as regular as a clock
It's on we all sail Wester, likewise your oilskin frock
An then up to the capstan lads and then we'll heave away
Well that's the cry in the middle of the night as well as in the day
And it was

Chorus

No when the fish are up on deck, a pilin' to our knees
We slip and slide and wonder why we ever went to sea
But then ashore we sell the catch. That's easier to bear
For it's beer all night in the ladies arms when we get paid our share
And it was

Chorus

With winter passin' over and springtime comin' on
We go out in all weathers, no time for beer or song
For the fish don't wait for lovers, as you might quickly find
Put on your oilskin jacket lad and leave the girls behind
And it was

Chorus

And when out trip is over, hard up the tiller goes
And straight way into Yardmouth with a big jib on her nose
And when we reach the pierhead, all the girls will loudly say
Here comes our jolly trawlin' lads that have been so long away
And it was

Chorus:

Haul, boys haul. Haul, boys haul
Heave away the capstan, lads, and let's get up the trawl
When the winds a' blowin', the ship's a gently rollin'
Miami, Miami, won't you be true to me
Miami, Miami, won't you be true to me

from:here, which is http://www.thebilgepumps.com/songs.htm#haulboys

There is a link to an MP3 there, also.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:03 PM

no fair! I tried to look at that site and I can't get into it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:04 PM

Nyah, nyah! You want more lyrics or to listen to the MP? Could I send the MP e mail????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:09 PM

just *pouting*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:11 PM

Oh, grin.

I's sending you (I hope) the tune e mail so the thing has a tune for the list.......maybe you can figure out a way to post it, unless chantey tunes are more or less same?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:18 PM

Then again, maybe not. Server timed out--it's 355 KB. Is that too big?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:23 PM

not too big for my e-mail - but as I said - I couldn't get to the site. Maybe they are busy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:32 PM

My server has timed out twice trying to send it. I'll try later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:55 PM

Sorcha - having heard Johnny sing this hundreds of times, I've been under the impression the last line of the chorus was:"My Emma, My Emma, Won't you be true to me".
Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 03:58 PM

That makes more sense than Miami. I wondered what the deal was. I don't know the song, I just found it on line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: GUEST,The Fishin' Musician
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 04:07 PM

Sorcha - thanks a million for the lyrics and the website, too! A note: although Johnny Collins sings this song, he says it is traditional with some added lyrics (not his). And MMario - the website for The Bilge Pumps is a hoot, so do try again to get in. I couldn't get in with the link, but got in right away with the old copy-and-paste routine in the address bar.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Nov 01 - 04:29 PM

Nice catch!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: MMario
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 03:03 PM

NWC file from the singing of the bilgepumps sent to Joe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HAUL BOYS HAUL
From: Chaz
Date: 15 Apr 06 - 11:58 AM

Please could you pm me or post me the piano chords for this song so that I can try it (!) on my piano accordian :-))

Thanx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Haul Boys Haul
From: GUEST,Heyo
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 09:38 AM

I know this is an old thread and I can't find much to back me up here, but personally I've always heard (and sung) the last line of the chorus as "my amour" and not "miami" or "my Emma". Not every sailor has an Emma (or a Miami), but all of them have amour - love.


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