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Lyr Add: Rio Grande (from Leighton Robinson)

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RIO GRANDE


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GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie) 21 Aug 04 - 08:41 PM
Roberto 22 Aug 04 - 03:03 AM
GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie) 22 Aug 04 - 01:25 PM
GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie) 22 Aug 04 - 03:42 PM
Roberto 22 Aug 04 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Robinson's 'Rio Grande'
From: GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie)
Date: 21 Aug 04 - 08:41 PM

For further information on Captain Leighton Robinson (and the rationale for posting this mundane text) see my post to the thread "Robinson's 'Hanging Johnny.'"

                        RIO GRANDE
                      (capstan shanty)

               Oh, Rye-O Grand' lies far away!
                  Way-ay, Rye-O!
               Oh, Rye-O Grand' lies far away!
                  And we're bound for the Rye-O Grand'!

               [Full cho.:]

                  And away, Rye-O!
                  It's away, Rye-O!
                  Singing fair you well, my bonny young girl,
                  And we're bound for the Rye-O Grand'!

               [Similarly:]

               I thought I heard our old man say....

               Two dollars a day is a sailor's pay....

               So it's pack up your donkey and get under way....

               Oh, I left my old woman upon that day....

               Oh, heave up our anchor, away we must go....

               Oh, it's good-bye again, and fare you well...

               And now I hear our first mate say....

               We've got the fluke at last in sight....

                                     'VAST HEAVIN' !

Robinson Recordings

1Away, Riothread
2Sally Brownthread
3Hanging Johnnythread
4Poor old manthread
5Whiskey Johnnythread
6Roll the cotton downthread
7Goodby, fare you wellthread
8Rolling homethread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Robinson's 'Rio Grande'
From: Roberto
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:03 AM

The recording on Folktrax stops at "heave up our anchor, away we must go". Where did you get, Lighter, the complete recording? I take this chance to thank you for this excellent seam of traditional recordings of shanties.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Robinson's 'Rio Grande'
From: GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie)
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 01:25 PM

You can hear the whole thing at the following URL:


a href="http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?cowellbib:1:./temp/~ammem_mLSa::@@@mdb=manz,eaa,aap,aaeo,rbaapcbib,aasm,ftvbib,aao


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Robinson's 'Rio Grande'
From: GUEST,Lighter (w/o cookie)
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 03:42 PM

On second thought, it looks as if I accidentally imported those final verses from Robinson's "Good-By, Fare You Well"!

They fit, though!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Robinson's 'Rio Grande'
From: Roberto
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 04:40 PM

I was wrong to say the recording was on Foltrax. It is at American Memory - Library of Congress. But I'm right to say it stops after the verse, plus chorus, "heave up our anchor, away we must go".


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