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Origins: Song of the Jolly Roger(Chudleigh Candish

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Hawker 25 Jun 03 - 05:55 AM
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Subject: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Hawker
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 05:55 AM

Hi, we had a midsummer BBQ at the weekend, and, in conversation with a neighbour he wanted the words and name of the composer of a song he learned at school in the UK. I sounds sort of Gilbert & Sullivan to me but if anyone can help We would be grateful!
words:
"Up with the Jolly Roger boys and off to sea we go
There's lot of fun when the day's begun and the wind is on the lea
Blow High, Blow Low and its off to sea we go
There's a ship from spain that's accross the main
We bold buccaneers must go"
...............Or words to that effect!

Cheers in anticipation,
Lucy


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Green Man
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 06:16 AM

Well me hearties, err .

Anyway I was looking for the words to the pirate anthem that starts 'To the mast nail our flag' and came across a website all about Pirates.

Try the search and see what you come up with, there were other pirate songs on the site. I cannot however help you further.

Happy Buccaneering.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 01:53 PM

It sounds vaguely familiar, Lucy - but more like it's something from Disney.
Good luck.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 02:00 PM

Isn't that Heigh-ho! Heigh-ho! It's off to sea we go....!
Try the websites with songs for kids.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 02:23 PM

I found this - credited to am "R. Cyrus"

THE BUCCANEERS
(R. Cyrus)   

Down to the sea in ships my lads,
to sail on the bounding main,
and cross over the seven seas again,
with a sailor's old refrain;

CHORUS:
Now set the halyards for the wind,
and climb the rigging high,
'til the spars must groan and bend a bit,
as they stretch up to the sky.


Up with the Jolly Roger, men,
a hunting we will go,
in the shadow of the gallows then,
we'll lay those Spaniards low;

we spy a frigate so' so' east,
so hasten to the chase,
and as we near, we draw up short,
and train our guns to face;

the sounds of cannons fill the air,
and powder burns our eyes,
so now our flintlocks cocked and bare,
in quest of our great prize;

we rake their decks with shot and shell,
then swing aboard to fight,
the Spaniards die most nobly,
resisting through the night;

by dawn the decks run red with blood,
the Buccaneers have won,
so now with not a Spaniard left,
the fighting's finally done.

Our lads invade most every hold
in search of golden loot,
and when this task is finally done,
observe their homeward route;

so westward to those misty isles,
to Port Royal we sail,
to savor every venal lust,
where Buccaneers prevail.

And when they some day hang us high,
then bury us at sea,
for here we lived and here we die,
it's where we want to be.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Hawker
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for replies, Joe, My neighbour Bill is about 70 years old and for him to have learned it at school somewhat eliminates Disney. MMario, this is very similar, and it may be a case of the same song sung different in different places. Any other suggestions greatfully received.
Regards,
Lucy


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:59 PM

MMario, did you find it here (click)?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: MMario
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 08:51 AM

nope - the page I found it on was a straight text file. it was the only thing on the page.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST,Bradfordian
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 05:09 PM

JOLLY ROGER - words & Music C.F. Chudleigh Candish Pub 1911
(certain words are speled incorrectly so as to emphasise the length of note)

It's up with the jolly roger boys, & off we go to sea
There's heaps of fun when the jolly rogers hung and the wind is
on the lea, and the wind is on the lea
Blow hi, blow hi, blow lo, blow lo, its off to sea we go
Without a single light, in the pale moon liiiiight,
Us bold buccaneers wiiiill gooo.
Up with the jolly roger boys, & fling it to the breeze
Get gun & cutlas well in trim, for a treasure ship to seize
Yo ho, yo ho, yo ho, yo ho. Its out to sea we go.
For a ship from Spain, we're off across the maaaain
Like bold buccaneers Yooo hooo
Sea dogs of old, sea dogs of old, they chased the beggars across
the sea ha ha ha ha ha ha ha he
And made them pay their toooollll
Oh down to the bottom of the sea they go
Ho ho ho ho ho ho
West men, west men, never,never feared the fooe

Here's to each man, each man of the jolly, jolly crew
Who sailed the deep blue sea, who sailed the deep blue sea,
who sailed the deep blue seeeeaaa
With the jolly jolly roger flying bold and free
And a prize on the Spanish main maybe
And then we come home, yo ho yo ho
And the girls will be waiting on the quay I knoooow
For the man who sailed the main
For the man who sailed the main
Yo ho ho ho yo ho ho ho yo ho
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . . . ..Yo hoooooooooooo.

Well known in Male Voice Choir Circles
I have a TTBB arrangement,
Did I mention I do Male Voice Choir?
And if you want a CD, then chances are that a Male Voice Choir near you has it on a CD - or one should be available through the Internet

Bradfordian


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Hawker
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:55 PM

Bradfordian,
Thank you so much, my neighbour was delighted to have the words and to know its origin. Great stuff, I kew I could rely on Mudcat to come up with the answer!
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 08:18 PM

My memories of this song (possibly false) vary a little from that provided by 'Bradfordian'. However, I do not know it well enough to argue!
Bradfordian: any chance of a scanned e-mail ??

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 07:12 PM

Your words are different but I believe the original of the song you are remembering is from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. The comic pirates sing this song. Starts: Up with the jolly Roger Boys and fling it to the breeze. Get you gun and cutlass well in trim for the treasure ship to seize. etc. I've been trying to find the lyrics to add to a pirate routine as Captain Book the friendly pirate who sails about the waters of education motivating children to become avid, successful readers. www.captainbook.org


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST,Taff
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 02:51 PM

The song is by CF Chudleigh Candish as noted by Bradfordian. However, did he write anything else? Not much info. available about him.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST,Dameon
Date: 22 Nov 11 - 06:39 PM

I also sang this song in the Ulverston Victoria high school choir circa 1988.
Here's a couple of choirs singing the exact same arrangement;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPP4ttRiPI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKoZljqXHNw&feature=related
I hope it brings your neighbour the same nostalgic pleasure it brings me, to see and hear it performed once again.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 04:47 AM

The song is by CF Chudleigh Candish as noted by Bradfordian. However, did he write anything else? Not much info. available about him.
He didn't play for a famous Quidditch team by any chance?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST,mick in nottingham
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 06:36 AM

I used to sing this song at school back in the 50s.It begins,UP WITH THE JOLLY ROGER BOYS AND FLING IT TO THE BREEZE,GET BRIM AND CUTLASS WELL AND TRIM FOR A TREASURE SHIP TO SEIZE,I think, brim,was a reference to the gunpowder to be used.unfortunately i have forgotten all the lyrics.Sorry about that.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 14 - 06:17 PM

It,s an old Cornish sea shanty, which a version was used by Gilbert & Sullivan.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: GUEST,Cliff
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 05:14 AM

We sung this in form 2 in grammar school in 1945. Brings back memories!
But the wind can never be 'on the lea', can it? The lee is the sheltered side.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Up with the Jolly Roger Boys
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 04:00 PM

WorldCat.org lists the following songs by C. F. Chudleigh Candish:

The Song of the Jolly Roger, 1911
Who Sails with Drake?, 1912
A Song of the Armada, 1922
Buccaneers, 1926
Westward Ho, 1929
A Song of the King's Navee, 1941
Convoy, 1941
Drake's Breed, 1941


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Subject: RE: Origins: Song of the Jolly Roger(Chudleigh Candish
From: GUEST,Swarbrick Carol
Date: 21 Nov 16 - 06:28 AM

O I sing this marvellous song..often. sweetest memories of our dad Lewis, learned and sung wildly and voaraciosly at home....sung in choir at associated weaver's carpet factory own choir. It's a joy sung by deep male voices esp Welsh.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Song of the Jolly Roger(Chudleigh Candish
From: GUEST,David Perry
Date: 09 Mar 18 - 08:09 AM

Chudleigh-Candish was my Dad's piano teacher in east London in the 1930s. By all accounts he was a formidable player and I have a small collection of unpublished manuscripts of solo works for piano by him, together with some concert programmes from the '30s.


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