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The best/favorite maritime tune

GUEST,Nick 13 Oct 02 - 01:05 PM
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Subject: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 01:05 PM

I know it is a wide topic, but what is your favorite Maritime tune?
Shanty or forbitter, Sloop John B. or Edmund Fitzgerald.

Rant & Roar, Leave Her Johnny are a couple of my favorites. Rant & Roar because of it's many different versions and place names. Leave her for it's melencholy sense or resignation, a sailor has no real choice and must go back to the sea.

So what song typifies the genre for you?

Just wondering out loud

Nick


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 01:14 PM

Give me Blood Red Roses everytime.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: The Pooka
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 01:37 PM

Agree on Leave Her Johnny. Lovely.

Shoals of Herring
Santy Anna
Haul Away Joe
Banks of Newfoundland
Heave Away Me Johnny
Hills of Isle au Haut
Threescore and Ten
Dillon Bay
General Taylor
Make and Break Harbor

(humor/parody)- The Good Ship Calibar; Paddy West

Leaving of Liverpool (sentimental favorite - our only kid went 3,000 miles away to college, bound for Califor-nye-ay; but my darlin' when I think of thee.)


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 02:21 PM

The City of Savannah-a scottische named after a ship.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 02:31 PM

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 04:45 PM

Too many . . .

Fire Down Below
Three Score and Ten
Madam Gashay's
Chicken On a Raft
Handsome Cabin Boy
Banks of Newfoundland
Paradise Street
Holy Ground
Ratcliff Highway
Dockyard Gate
Greenland Whale Fisheries

Too many, too many . . .

Linn


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 05:37 PM

Haul Away For Rosie
Rio Grande
Shenandoah.

That'll do for now!


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Hrothgar
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 04:27 AM

Rolling Home, Shenandoah


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 07:14 AM

Fiddler's Green
Farewell Shanty
Grey Funnel Line
Rolling Home (to dear old England)


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 07:51 AM

Barbaree (from the Warner collection)

Linn


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 08:20 AM

"Legend of the Captain's Daughter", Paul Seibel

Bobert


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: magician
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 08:44 AM

The Campanero
Paddy Lay Back
Blow The Man Down
The Rosabella
Do Mi Amma

To name just a few. I've spent many years as a Shanty Man and over the years have had many favorite songs. These are just the perennials. (I think that's how you spell it)


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: alanww
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:33 AM

Grey Funnel Line & Constant Lovers
"As I was a walking down by the sea shore ..."
Alan


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:07 AM

Thanks for the responses, the most interesting being quite a few tunes I had not heard of. Something to explore further.
Nick


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Brooks
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 03:30 PM

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER....

RUBEN JAMES
HOLY GROUND
GREENLAND WHALERS
THE IRISH ROVER


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: The Pooka
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 04:06 PM

Yeah I forgot "Grey Funnel Line"; thanks. Love it as sung by Louis Killen.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Brooks
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 04:15 PM

OH YEAH.... 'THE BONNIE SHIP THE DIAMOND'

AND OF COURSE THE UNFORGETABLE

'UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRON SONG' AS SUNG BY OSCAR BRAND

YES, I AM A PAST COMMANDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OF A VERY L(V)OCAL SQUADRON!


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Gareth
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 04:18 PM

The Cynic ( and ex Rugby Player in me ) suggests "The Good Ship Venus", sense says "Leave her, Johnny"

Gareth


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM

Leaving out all considerations of lyrics, performers etc, I'd say the best tune has to be Johnny Come Down to Hilo


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 08:21 PM

Depends on where the borders lie but I will suggest Farewell To Nova Scotia.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:04 PM

fiddlers green.john


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Beer
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:38 PM

The Working Man
Molly Bond
Peter Emberley
Cape Britton Home
Marion Bridge
Makin an Brake Harbour
Moose River Gold Mine
Frozen Charlotte


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Glen Reid
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:47 PM

In all of the above posts, only one mention of Nova Scotia Farewell.
I'll second it for sure!


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Chip2447
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:46 PM

Mingualy boat song
Fiddlers green
Westering ho
Galway girls
John Kanakanaka
and probably dozens more...


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Robin2
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 11:26 PM

Rolling Down To Old Maui
Fiddler's Green
South Australia
Shawnee Town
The Head That Came In With The Tide


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 07:30 AM

Shallow Brown. Sloop John B. Cecil's gone in the time of storm.Grey Funnel Line. Lowlands Away. Good Ship Venus.
No particular order.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Jeanie
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 07:57 AM

The Trumpet Hornpipe - a.k.a. Captain Pugwash


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,gelfing
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 10:11 AM

Maid on the Shore.
If that counts as "maritime"....


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Gareth
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 10:14 AM

Do I detect a SWales" Prejudice to the "G S Venus"

Gareth


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Fingerbuster
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 10:15 AM

Mary Ellen Carter


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 10:51 AM

I'll 2nd Mary Ellen Carter

And raise ya Stans "Sailors Rest"

James Keelaghans "Captain Torres"

,-)


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Fifer
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 11:52 AM

How about Cyril Tawneys "Sally free and easy". or Canadee-i-0 as sung by Nic Jones


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:08 PM

Farewell to Nova Scotia does stand out for me as well, on of the more "musical" of the tunes mentioned (that I am familure with) in fact it was on my honeymoon two years ago in Nova Scotia & PEI (In fact today is my anniversary, and took the week off, that is why I am fooling around on the computer this am) that I first heard a variety of Maritime music, the kind you will never hear on a radio station that claims to be "The Home of Rock,n Roll" or even the best mix! (Sorry Beach Boys & Gordon Lightfoot) It was there I first bought a Great Big Sea CD, that lead me into Stan Rogers, A.LLoyd & E McColl (sp?) and Stan Hugil etc.

Now Stan Hugil SOunds (sounded) like a real sailor, that is to say not all that musical! But I love the tunes. Lloyd & McColl also soun like they may have had day jobs! The quality of the material though is
great.

Now Stan ROgers is a bit of a different case, he had a great voice and knew his music. I am glad he did as much maritime as he did, he could have stuck with all folk or even country and still been a performer of merit.

Now Great Big Sea I cant say enough about. The do play some pop tunes but the roots are salty as can be. They also put on such a great show. I encourage anyone to check them out!

This has been a bit long winded but one more thing....
Seems like Grey Funnle Line got the most mentions of tunes I had never heard of, so that is the first on I'll track down!

Nick


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: vectis
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 05:57 PM

General Taylor
Admiral Benbow (at a spanking pace)
Sam, on board a man o-war
Grey Flannel Line
To name a very few


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: beadie
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:31 PM

Toss up between "High and Dry" and "Greenland Whale Fisheries."


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:35 PM

I've remembered two songs that I sing and I'm very fond of and they both come from the pen of Cyril Tawney:

Grey Funnel Line & Sammy's Bar.


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Subject: RE: Molly bond
From: GUEST,billydayj@hotmail.com
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 10:39 AM


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 10:45 AM

Skipper Jan Rebeck.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 10:56 AM

My all around favorite nautical tune has to be "The Sailor's Hornpipe" but I'd be "hard pressed" to come up with a favorite song. I fall in love with them one by one. Some are old traditional ones such as "Whiskey Johnny." Others are newly arranged for music such as the C. Fox Smith sea poem "Outward Bound."

The question for me is really which one is "best" for the occasion, where I happen to be singing or listening.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Flash Company
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 11:03 AM

Three Score and Ten
I'll Go To Sea No More (Two versions;-

Come all ye lads draw near by me....

And

When first I landed in Liverpool, I went upon a spree.....

The Outboard Motor Men
I'm Getting the Channels Again

Used to sing all of them... Happy Days!

FC


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Lighter at work
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 11:05 AM

THE best? Vaughan Williams's orchestral setting of "The Holy Ground Once More."

Otherwise, there are too many to choose from! "Banks of Newfoundland" springs to mind.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 11:13 AM

Hey, let's go back to the original query -- it asked for TUNES. Tunes and SONGS are different things. We've named a lot of SONGS, but tunes . . .

Fisherman's Hornpipe, f'rinstance.

Of course, you could use the tunes from the songs. ;-)

Linn


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Herge
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 12:03 PM

New York Girls


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Com Seangan
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 12:21 PM

The Holy Ground - as sung by the Clancys
The Skye Boat Song
Roisin Dubh - arrangement as in Mise Eire
Carrickfergus
The Banks of Newfoundland - already given, but one of the best


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Weasel Books
Date: 29 Jan 05 - 01:01 PM

Drunken Sailor
Greenland Whale Fisheries
Eddystone Light
Bonnie Ship the Diamond
The Good Ship Kangaroo


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: Cats
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 03:57 AM

The Last Fisherman by Jon Heslop - has to be.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 10:17 AM

Although not the best or favourite maritime tune. Here is a song I have never seen mentioned and was composed and came from Nova Scotia. "Old Sable Island Shore" Kick this one around for a while and see if you can come up with it. My Grandfather always said "If you couldn"t play Ragtime Annie you wern't much of a fiddler" Cheers: Jim


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Ooh-Aah2
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 02:01 PM

For me the best, the saltiest, the most carefree and redolent of the spirit of the English sailor is 'Portsmouth.' So simple, but I get goose-bumps every time.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 03:33 PM

As Bat Goddess says - it's about tunes isn't it ?

Captain Pugwash - and only written in the 1950's /60's I believe.


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: JWB
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 04:25 PM

My list of favorite maritime-flavored tunes includes
    Out on the Ocean
    The New Rigged Ship
    Da Sixereen
    Three Sea Captains
    Ships are Sailing
    Sailor's Cravat
    Hull's Victory

Jerry


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 07:07 AM

There is a ship that sails the sea,
She's loaded deep as deep can be...

As far as songs go, can't beat the Edmund Fitzgerald.
I've always loved Gordon Bok's "Fundy".


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: GUEST,Guest, Richard
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 07:23 AM

Question for Guest, Com Seagan.
I only know Roisin Dubh as a (beautiful) slow air. What's the maritime connection?


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Subject: RE: The best/favorite maritime tune
From: catlova
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 07:34 AM

Wee Pot Stove by Harry Robertson

Mingulay Boat song

Shoals of herring


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