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Lyr Req: Off to Dutch Harbor (Hobo Jim)

Jenny Islander 28 Mar 03 - 04:52 PM
Charley Noble 28 Mar 03 - 05:23 PM
nutty 28 Mar 03 - 05:28 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Mar 03 - 07:32 PM
GUEST 23 Mar 11 - 10:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Off to Dutch Harbor'
From: Jenny Islander
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 04:52 PM

I'm looking for the rest of the lyrics to a modern Alaskan folksong called (I think) "Off to Dutch Harbor." It has a very singable tune in something like 3/4 time and the bits I remember go something like this:

Goodbye to my lady, goodbye to dry ground;
I'm off to the place where the crab can be found.
Raise your glass high, boys, you're drinkin' on me:
I'm off to Dutch Harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

We've got a good captain and the crew are all friends;
We've been there before and we'll go there again,
Five miles from Hell on the waves and the wind--
Give me just one more drink, boys, before we begin!

dum dah dah dum dah dah something or 'nother
dum dah dah dum dah dah 'nother line here
To some other place where we'd much rather be
Than here in Dutch Harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

dum dah dah dum dah dah more verses here (?)

I would also like to know who wrote it.

Thanks in advance!

J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Off to Dutch Harbor'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 05:23 PM

This one could be fun! Good luck!

Love them king crabs.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Off to Dutch Harbor'
From: nutty
Date: 28 Mar 03 - 05:28 PM

No luck with the lyrics but it is on this Hobo Jim CD ....

WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Off to Dutch Harbor'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Mar 03 - 07:32 PM

I found sound samples at Barnes&Noble and at Yahoo! Music, from which I transcribed this:

Give me just one more drink, boys, before I begin.

They're predicting there're plenty of crab to be found.
Not a good pay but it makes my heart pound.
The roar of that diesel's been music to me.
I'm off to Dutch Harbor on the cold Bering Sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Off to Dutch Harbor
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 10:48 PM

Alaska's Hobo Jim wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Off to Dutch Harbor
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 10:58 PM

The song can be played on Youtube. Search Off to Dutch Harbor.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OFF TO DUTCH HARBOR (Hobo Jim)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 07:20 PM

Here's my transcription:


OFF TO DUTCH HARBOR
Hobo Jim

1. Goodbye to my lady. Goodbye to dry ground.
I'm off to the place where the crab can be found.
Raise your glass high, boys. You're drinkin' on me.
I'm off to Dutch harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

2. The captain is waitin' and the crew are all friends.
We've been there before and we're goin' again:
Five miles from hell on the wave and no wind.
Give me just one more drink, boys, before I begin.

3. They're predicting there're plenty of crab to be found.
Not a good pay but it makes my heart pound.
The roar of that diesel's been music to me.
I'm off to Dutch Harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

4. Toss the pots over. Keep an eye on the line.
Pray for the day that you see the sun shine
In some other place where you'd much rather be
Than here in Dutch harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

REPEAT VERSE 1.


[Hobo Jim now has his own web site.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Off to Dutch Harbor (Hobo Jim)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 03:25 PM

five miles from hell on the wave and the wind       and   the thought of good pay          the rest is all right    thanks    hobo jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Off to Dutch Harbor (Hobo Jim)
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 03:49 PM

Oddly baited and re-set on the day the Discovery Channel's new season of "Deadliest Catch" is due to begin. (Maybe not so odd.)


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Subject: Lyr Corr: Off to Dutch Harbor (Hobo Jim)
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Apr 11 - 05:07 PM

Thanks! OK, I got it. With the corrections:

OFF TO DUTCH HARBOR
Hobo Jim

1. Goodbye to my lady. Goodbye to dry ground.
I'm off to the place where the crab can be found.
Raise your glass high, boys. You're drinkin' on me.
I'm off to Dutch harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

2. The captain is waitin' and the crew are all friends.
We've been there before and we're goin' again:
Five miles from hell on the wave and the wind.
Give me just one more drink, boys, before I begin.

3. They're predicting there're plenty of crab to be found.
The thought of good pay but it makes my heart pound.
The roar of that diesel's been music to me.
I'm off to Dutch Harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

4. Toss the pots over. Keep an eye on the line.
Pray for the day that you see the sun shine
In some other place where you'd much rather be
Than here in Dutch harbor on the cold Bering Sea.

REPEAT VERSE 1.


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