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Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory

Compton 15 Aug 04 - 07:07 PM
A Wandering Minstrel 16 Aug 04 - 08:33 AM
Compton 16 Aug 04 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear 16 Aug 04 - 06:56 PM
Lester 17 Aug 04 - 05:49 AM
A Wandering Minstrel 17 Aug 04 - 08:17 AM
Compton 17 Aug 04 - 07:46 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: Compton
Date: 15 Aug 04 - 07:07 PM

Hi, this request is probably my longest shot yet...I'm trying to get the words from my ancient Muckram Wakes LP, "A Map of Derbyshire", and am struggling!. The song looks like it may have been written by an old source of theirs, gerald Short...so in the sense of the word, "not traditional". If there is anyone out there in this dear old world that may have written down the words, let me know. It ain't a bad song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 08:33 AM

Is it the with the chorus that goes

Ale, Ale, fair winds and Gale
Aboard the Suns Glory we rovers did sail?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: Compton
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 06:46 PM

Are you THE wandering minstrel??... yes that's the one, if I could understand what Roger Watson is singing for the first couple of verses, I wouldn't be asking for the damn words!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 06:56 PM

Yet another obscure English LP I used to own, like the White Hart LP someone asked about last week. I will see what I can do about getting a copy of the song and transcribing the lyrics, but I can't be utterly sure I'll succeed as the LP no longer lives with me but with a friend. Watch this space, but if anyone else can help sooner, please do!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CRUISE OF THE SUN GLORY
From: Lester
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:49 AM

The words as best I can make them out are

We quitted the land at the end of July
And we headed our bows for the sea
With a fair wind and tide and an untroubled sky
For a mariners life wild and free
What fate help in store oh we cared little for
For our captain and crew were so gay
And we danced and we sang 'til the waterside rang
As we sailed out for Yarmouth that day

And its hail, hail, fair wind and gale
Aboard the Sun Glory we rovers set sail

But as evening drew on our fair wind fell away
And we anchored close in by the shore
All along the dark jetty we soon made our way
To the publican's beckoning door
We ordered the best and we gave it the test
As us sailing ship men can do well
And the ale it flowed round 'til we all were near drown
In that terrible brewery swell

And its hail, hail, fair wind and gale
Aboard the Sun Glory we rovers set sail

Well our captains a bastard he said this wont do
As we wait in the mornings cold air
For some tricky manoeuvres we had to get through
For to clear all the craft lying there
When a mischievous blast turned us hard by the mast
And straight in to a fair ship we flew
Now its all down the side of our old captain's pride
Is a fifteen foot streak of dark blue

And its hail, hail, fair wind and gale
Aboard the Sun Glory we rovers set sail

All across the dark water our stout ship did plough
Until then ahead in our course
Lay some son of a whore in a load bearing scow
And we hailed him until we were hoarse
But that silly old goat he would not move his boat
So we rammed him full in the arse end
And we did not delay Oh we hauled right of way
With both gunnels and transom to mend

And its hail, hail, fair wind and gale
Aboard the Sun Glory we rovers set sail

Oh there's a Jonah aboard us the cabin boy wailed
As our ship ran aground on the sand
For the chart showed no shoal where our good ship did sail
Our passage was far from the land
When we called for a tow the answer was no
And the passing ship on her way
Came our cabin boy's shout
May your eyeballs drop out
And you manhood soon wither away

And its hail, hail, fair wind and gale
Aboard the Sun Glory we rovers set sail

Some come all you bold seamen who ride the white foam
Of all Derbyshire sailors keep clear
For when sons of the soil the oceans do roam
They're a terrible hazard to fear
And if you should hear of a ship drawing near
And they call her Sun Glory by name
You must stow all your gear and get right out of here
She's the pride of the Derbyshire line

Appears on Aldbury Morris Men's latest CD available from here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 08:17 AM

I'm certainly A wandering minstrel,

I was going to say if it was that song I had it all written down in my songbook but Lester has beaten me to it.

a couple of different lines in my copy:

v3 line 6 I have as

"and stright into the shipping we flew..."

V4 line 2/3 is

And there dead ahead of our course
sat a silly old coot in a low-bellied scow...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: Compton
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Lester and Wandering minstrel. Gerald Short ,I think wrote many of the Derbyshire songs that Muckram Wakes sang..Having almost done the business on this thread..Is the Mr Short, still with us?. Any Derbyshire Mudcatter know of him??. Is he still writing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 04:47 AM

Geoff

THe lyrics above are indeed those on the Aldbury Morris CD, "After the Brawl", but are incomplete. There is another verse, the last but one, that starts with "With Yarmouth in sight", but I can't make out all of the words on the "Map of Derbyshire" LP.

Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
From: johnadams
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 09:11 AM

I heard Roger sing this song on most gigs we did. More recently I've been singing it myself.

With Yarmouth in sight, well we entered the stream
For to clear for our anchorage there
But that Jonah's apprentice soon shattered our dream
With a dark raging ebb on the Yare
On our beam ends we lay all the rest of that day
Till the incoming tide set us free
And still shaking with fright, we moored all that night
All along side the sheltering quay.


Johnny Adams - Muckram Wakes


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