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Happy! - Sept 29 (Nelson's blood)


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Subject: Happy! - Sept 29 (Nelson's blood)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 07:49 AM

Happy Birthday!

Admiral Horatio Nelson

born 9/29/1758
(d10/21/1805, qv)

        Now the first thing he demands is a fiddler to his hand,
        A bottle of Nelson's Blood so stout and warm,
        And a pretty gal likewise with two dark an' rollin' eyes
        An' he'll drop his anchor an' nevermore will roam.

                "Flash Gals Of The Town" From Songs of the Sea, Stan Hugill; DigTrad filename[ FLASHGAL

Rum aquired the nickname "Nelson's Blood" after Trafalgar (1805). To be buried in England, Lord Nelson's body was placed in a barrel of rum for preservation. Legend has it that when the sailor's learned of this, they fashioned straws (per C. Tawney) and drank the rum from the barrel.

There are plenty of songs directly about Nelson and his exploits and several songs about his blood. Further, there is at least one chantey and at least one group of chantey singers called "Nelson's Blood."

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Sept 29 (Nelson's blood)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Oct 15 - 04:28 AM

First verse of the "Roll the Old Chariot Along" shanty:

Oh a drop of Nelson's blood wouldn't do us any harm[x3]
And we'll all hang on behind.

(Cho)And we'll roll the old chariot along [x3]
And we'll all hang on behind

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Subject: RE: Happy! - Sept 29 (Nelson's blood)
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 18 Oct 15 - 06:26 AM

Just been to see HMS Pickle (HMS Victory's Tender)berth at her new home in Keady North Lincolnshire her new home after extensive restoration work in Portugal


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Subject: RE: Happy! - Sept 29 (Nelson's blood)
From: Joe_F
Date: 18 Oct 15 - 10:17 PM

A pity this poem can't be set to music.

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