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Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)

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Matt Logan mlogan@is2.dal.ca 29 Jan 97 - 03:33 PM
Bob Schwarer 29 Jan 97 - 08:13 PM
dick greenhaus 29 Jan 97 - 08:36 PM
Barry 12 Feb 97 - 10:36 PM
MMario 25 Jan 00 - 03:25 PM
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Subject: The Last Shanty
From: Matt Logan mlogan@is2.dal.ca
Date: 29 Jan 97 - 03:33 PM

I am looking for a bar tune that is titled "The Last Shanty" but may also be known as "A Sailor Ain't a Sailor" could you please mail me if you either now the words or know where I can get them.


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Subject: RE: The Last Shanty
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 29 Jan 97 - 08:13 PM

Tom Lewis did "A Sailor Ain't A Sailor" on his "Surfacing' CD. I Hope that's right. My notes say it is but I can't find the bloody CD right now.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: The Last Shanty
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Jan 97 - 08:36 PM

Hi- A good place to look (for damn near anything) is in the Digital Tradition database. Located right here.

Try searching on [ain't a sailor]


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Subject: RE: The Last Shanty
From: Barry
Date: 12 Feb 97 - 10:36 PM

Written & recored by Tom Lewis but I don't reclall on which Tape it's on. You can order from Tom Lewis P.O. Box 1095 Salmo, B.C. Canada VOG 1ZO


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Subject: ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: MMario
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 03:25 PM

browsing through the threads and thought this would be an appropriate place to list this site:

lyrics to Tom Lewis songs

url = http://gamgee.acad.emich.edu/~tomlewis/alphalist.html


THE LAST SHANTY
(Tom Lewis)

M' father often told me, when I was just a lad,
A sailor's life was very hard, the food was always bad,
But now I've joined the navy, I'm on board a man-o-war,
And now I find a sailor ain't a sailor any more!

Chorus:
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
If you see a sailing-ship it might be your last,
Get your 'civvies ready for another run-ashore,
A sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!

The 'killick' of our mess, he says we've had it soft,
It wasn't like this in his day, when he was up aloft,
We like our bunks and sleeping-bags but what's a hammock for?
Swinging from the deckhead or lying on the floor?

They gave us an engine that first went up and down,
Then with more technology the engine went around,
We're good with steam and diesel but what's a mainyard for?
A stoker ain't a stoker with a shovel any more!

They gave us an Aldiss Lamp, we can do it right,
They gave us a radio, we signal day and night,
We know our codes and ciphers but what's a 'sema' for?
A 'bunting-tosser' doesn't toss the bunting any more!

They gave us a radar set to pierce the fog and gloom,
So now the lookout's sitting in a tiny darkened room,
Loran does navigation the Sonar says how deep,
The Jimmy's 3 sheets to the wind, the Skipper's fast asleep.

Two cans of beer a day, that's your bleeding lot!
But now we gets an extra one because they stopped The Tot,
So, we'll put on our civvy-clothes and find a pub ashore,
A sailor's still a sailor, just like he was before!


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Subject: RE: The Last Shanty
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 06:12 PM

The other option is Come to Windsor on a Night that Celtic Cross is gigging, and we'll do it for ya and you can have my copy of the lyrics...

Fair, no??

;-)


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Subject: RE: The Last Shanty
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 06:32 PM

And, like Dick said, you can find them right here, on this very site, in the Digital Tradition database, the labour of Dick and Susan's lives! And, if you ask, I'll bet Dick could also get the CD for you, through his company, Camsco, which also benefits the Mudcat!

All the best,

katlaughing


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Subject: The Last Shanty
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 May 22 - 10:55 AM

This was written by Tom Lewis and has just been released by Nathan Evans as a single and has had over 1 million views Tom Lewis is appearing at www.fastnetmaritime.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: The Sandman
Date: 31 May 22 - 02:04 AM

Nathan Evans apparantly is claiming he wrote it


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 May 22 - 03:18 AM

hmmmm, the song was first released on Surfacing in 1987, but Nathan was only born in 1994 ...

Tom Lewis - wikipedia
Nathan Evans - wikipedia

I wonder when Tom is coming back to Oz, we miss him! I might turn off the boring radio & put on one of his CDs


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 May 22 - 03:21 AM

now I'm listening to the first track on Surfacing - The Last Shanty!


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 May 22 - 04:38 AM

There is a big campaign to put the record straight for Tom on TicTok where Evans did the song. Looks like Tom's copyright will be honoured or the song will be pulled.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 May 22 - 10:28 AM

excellent campaign.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Shanty (Tom Lewis)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 22 - 01:17 PM

Tom Lewis recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDi04i8dWao

Nathan Evans recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw0FZs_J2IE

Tom Lewis at Falcon House Concerts in Whitby May 20, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-RkUZ5YgUg&t=72s


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