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Lyr Req: Sally Brown (from Stanley Slade)

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Lyr Req: Sally Brown -- unexpurgated (26)


Roberto 14 Aug 04 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie) 15 Aug 04 - 11:56 AM
Roberto 15 Aug 04 - 02:23 PM
Charley Noble 16 Aug 04 - 11:07 AM
GUEST 16 Aug 04 - 05:28 PM
Charley Noble 16 Aug 04 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie) 16 Aug 04 - 08:47 PM
Dead Horse 17 Aug 04 - 04:04 PM
shipcmo 16 Apr 10 - 09:39 AM
The Smiler 16 Apr 10 - 09:48 AM
Lighter 16 Apr 10 - 11:28 AM
shipcmo 18 Apr 10 - 03:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SALLY BROWN (from Stanley Slade)
From: Roberto
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 02:51 PM

The problems with this transcription occur in the last part.
1.I've written down "Oh, her cheeks are black and her hair so curly", but Stanley Slade doesn't seem to say "black" but something like "pack".
2.The last verse: "Oh, the bosun's shouting, boys must ...". The first part should be Ok, but I'm not completely sure. Then, he says something like "must all in", or "must haul in". Maybe "must hurry"?
PLease, help. Thanks. R

Sally Brown
Stanley Slade, Bristol sailor, Foltrax 207, Can't you dance the Polka? – Recorded in 1942

Oh, Sally Brown she's a bright mulatto
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, she drinks rum and chews tobacco
Spend me money on Sally Brown

Oh, two long years I courted Sally
Way, hey, roll and go
And she said – Oh, boy, why do you dally?
Spend me money on Sally Brown

Oh, Sally Brown, I long to see you
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, Sally Brown, I will not deceive you
Spend me money on Sally Brown

Oh, Sally Brown she's a creole lady
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, I guess she got another nigger baby
Spend me money on Sally Brown

Oh, Sally lives on the Old Plantation
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, she is a member of the U.S. Nation
Spend me money on Sally Brown

Oh, Sally Brown, I love her dearly
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, her cheeks are black and her hair so curly
Spend me money on Sally Brown

Oh, Sally Brown, I'm going to leave you
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, the bosun's shouting, boys must ...
Spend me money on Sally Brown


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie)
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 11:56 AM

I just listened. Slade is is singing, "Her cheeks are FAT and her hair is curly," and "Boys, 'VAST HAULIN'!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: Roberto
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 02:23 PM

Thank you very much, Lighter! R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 11:07 AM

I'm not sure what Slade is singing on the recording, not having access to it, but this verse usually runs:

Oh, Sally lives on the Old Plantation
Way, hey, roll and go
Oh, she is a member of the WILD GOOSE Nation
Spend me money on Sally Brown.

However, Hugill says on p.130 that "U.S. Nation" is a legitimate alternative.

Hugill also notes, on p. 132, that Stanley Slade always sang the lines below as:

She drinks rum and ALWAYS chAws tERBACKER

Her eyes are black and her lovely hair is curly

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 05:28 PM

Charley, Hugill does say that. But Roberto's accurately transcribed what Slade sings on the recording, which, fortunately, is very
clear. : )

Curiously, many of Slade's lyrics are IDENTICAL to those published in Davis & Tozier's "Sailors' Songs or Shanties" back in 1888 or so.
He may have had to refresh his memory by 1942!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 05:49 PM

Someday we'll nail the swab that wrote ALL the sea shanties/chanties/chanteys.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie)
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 08:47 PM

Arrgh, matey! (As Robert Newton would say!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: Dead Horse
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 04:04 PM

It were Blind Pugh........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: shipcmo
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 09:39 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: The Smiler
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 09:48 AM

John Conolly does a lovely version of that on his The Grumpy Old Men
of Old England CD John Conolly

He has the lovely harmony backing of Hissyfit on that song.

And I just love this version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVKGnJ1thlI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slade's Sally Brown
From: Lighter
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 11:28 AM

That was me w/o a cookie on 8/16/04.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Brown (from Stanley Slade)
From: shipcmo
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 03:57 PM

OK, color me violet. Somewhere along the line I missed something.
Who is/was Stanley Slade? I knew of Stan Hugill and Erik Ilott.
Cheers,
Geo


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