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Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version

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GUEST,Dave 28 Apr 05 - 02:36 PM
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Keith A of Hertford 29 Apr 05 - 10:09 AM
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GUEST,Dave 25 Jun 09 - 06:28 AM
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breezy 25 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 02:36 PM

I've been trying for some time to sort out the chords for the Spinners' version of Liverpool Judies - has anyone worked it out?
Many thanks
Dave


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 08:17 PM

If you do it in G there is an F in it , to stop it being a straight three chord trick !
             G          D               G
When I was a youngster I sailed with the rest
                     C          D
On a Three Sky Sail Yarder bound out for the West
   G                      D          G
We anchored one day in the harbour of Cork
                D          G            F
And then we set sail for the port of New York
         D                G
And its Row Row Bullies Row
                C          G    D G
Those Liverpool Judies have got us in tow

Try That for a start !!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 04:38 AM

It's not ' row ' it's ' roll '

Sailors didn't do any rowing.

eric


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 10:09 AM

Some say it was to do with rowing to tow the ship into The Pool against a local current.
Lay aloft Paddy,
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Jim McLean
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 12:37 PM

The song, words and music, is printed in SING, March 1969, Vol. 10 Number 4 and 'row' is used throughout. The notes say '.... the words are mainly as sung by Bob Grant' and that '...the lusty tune with morris overtones is given as tune in "shanties from the Seven Seas"' it seems as good a tune as the better known Row Bullies Row.
Key of F major

    F                  G                F
When I was a youngman I sailed with the rest
      Bflat                            C         
On a Liverpool packet bound out for the West
   F                         G          F
We anchored one night in the harbour of Cork
                            Gm          C
And then we set sail for the port of New York
       F    C    F          Bflat            
Singing Row, Row, Row Bullies Row
      F          Gm         C         F
Those Liverpool Judies have got us in tow.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 06:28 AM

Sorry I never got back to anyone to say 'thank you' on this one - but 'thank you' nevertheless, albeit very late...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Betsy
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 12:12 PM

I did the Spinners folk club many many years ago ,in Gregsons Well, part of Liverpool and Hughie told me over a drink afterwards (quite a few )that there was a theory that although it was the pull of the Liverpool lasses (Judies) [like Aussie (Sheilas)] which was uppermost on the sailors minds, he subscribed to the fact that the company which had the rights to tow the boats up the Mersey and to their berths in the dock - the forerunner of the modern tug boats - was a company called Judd.
Whaddyareckon?

Cheers Betsy


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: breezy
Date: 25 Jun 09 - 02:21 PM

I reckom this Betsy,

1. You are not from Pike

2. its 'row' and it rhymes with 'tow'

3. no-one plays using the F chord or B flat, unless they are jazz players cos they cant work out how to use a capo

4. Leadfingers is a font of information

5. The 'Judd theory' is to confuse and Hughie had a wicked sense of humour

thats enough reckoning I reckon

what do the rest of you reckon

now to get wrecked !

nah , gotta drive


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Betsy
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 07:18 AM

Hiya Breezy
Not from Pike - you're right.
I didn't dispute row-bullies-row .
I thought Hughies theory was that the sailors on the ship could be singing it to the rowers of the towing boat - the sailors wouldn't be rowing would they?
Anyhow who knows ???

Cheers Betsy


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: banjoman
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 09:29 AM

Dont know what all the fuss is about - when I frequented the Gregsons Well (More yaers ago than I care to think about) I only ever heard this song song unacompanied. It was also a song often sung in a lot of other clubs around Liverpool and I recall Pete McGovern singing it unacompanied. I still sing it occasionally down here in Hampshire.
I also take exception to the comment about using the F Chord. I often use it and teach it to all my pupils as if they can master it as a closed chord it enables them to use it right up the neck of the guitar and opens all sorts of new possiblities in playing.
Keep singing
Pete


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 26 Jun 09 - 10:31 AM

Judies. Judd. Both could be the case, a coincidence. However there are other songs which carry the allusion of the girls at hopme speding the sailors on their voyage home. Not all trips ended in Liverpool.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Liverpool Judies, Spinners' version
From: GUEST,John
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 02:07 PM

Any definite answer to the row/roll controversy? Maybe it's like Bristol which was originally called Bristow. Sounds like roll, but row makes more sense to me.

BTW: It's lay aloft HARRY, not Paddy.


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