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MsMoon 08 Jun 02 - 02:40 PM
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Subject: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: MsMoon
Date: 08 Jun 02 - 02:40 PM

About 15 years ago, I caught a live performance on a radio folk music show. The band (whose name I can't remember) did this song - I got the song on tape and have learned it, but have no idea who to credit it to during performance. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Am I missing any verse (seems likely)?

Ch: Roll away, you steamships With your boilers, your smoke and your noise I'm sailing away with the wind today And I'll leave you behind in the breeze

Years ago when the river was quiet You could hear what your neighbors were saying With the birds of the land is where I began But I left for the waves of the sea

With the seeds of adversity about to bear fruit I crossed the Pacific Ocean When I landed far East I had nowhere to go So I left for the world I would see.


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Jun 02 - 04:52 PM

Any idea why the association with Slocum? Does he mention it?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: GUEST,Vixen @ work
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 12:08 PM

There's another thread or two on Slocum out here, I believe...I can't seem to get the search to work right, or I'd link to it/them. In fact, I'd be happy if someone would find them, so I can see them again! I drafted a couple of chanteys based on Slocum's experiences after reading Sailing Alone around the World, but I didn't know anyone else had a song about him...I'm interested in anything anyone can turn up.

V


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: MsMoon
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 03:22 PM

The band identified it as 'Josh Slocum's Song'. I checked out the other Slocum threads, but they seem to focus on "Slocum and the Spray", a different song.


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: GUEST,VIXEN @ WORK
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 03:49 PM

Timbrel--

Would you make a blue clicky to link to the Slocum/Spray thread?

Many thanks...

V


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 08:58 AM

The Ancient Mariners did a riveting job of singing "The Spray" at Mystic this last weekend.


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 11 Jun 02 - 03:48 PM

My only niggle is that the island group is the Keeling-Cocos Islands. They are known for pearls and copra.


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Subject: RE: Seek Info 'Josh Slocum's Song'
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 06:00 AM

Here's a link to the "Slocum and the Spray" thread.


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