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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    books It has been used as a sea shanty also as a students song and a children s game The big ship sails up the Alley Alley O Perhaps because of its familiarity in print commentators and collectors have rather neglected this song which in good versions has its fine points The ballad is No 289 in Child It has been reported in recent years from Oxfordshire Hampshire Cheshire Dorset Devonshire and in a common fragment from Berkshire The Mermaid And a well spoken man was he I have married a wife in Salem town And tonight a widow she will be Then up spoke the Cook of our gallant ship And a greasy old Cook was he I care more for my kettles and my pans Than I do for the roaring of the sea Then up spoke the Cabin boy of our gallant ship And a dirty little brat was he I have friends in Boston town That don t care a ha penny for me Then up spoke the Captain of our gallant ship It was Friday morn when we set sail And were not far from the land When our Captain he spied a mermaid so

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=113 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    are similar to other sea shanties these words were written by Sir Hugh Robertson in 1938 for the Glasgow Orpheus Choir Mingulay Boat Song Heel y ho boys let her go boys Bring her head round into the weather Heel y ho boys let her go boys Sailing homeward to Mingulay What care we tho white the Minch is What care we for wind and weather Let her go boys

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=15 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    time prostitute by night However there is no evidence that the song is based on a real woman of the 17th century or at any other time Molly Malone In Dublin s fair city where girls are so pretty Twas there that I first met sweet Molly Malone As she wheeled her wheelbarrow Through street broad and narrow Crying Cockles and mussels alive alive oh Alive alive oh alive alive

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=156 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    shelter s scarce Down upon the southern ocean sailing Down below Cape Horn Over troubled waters and the restless skies Y ll see those mollymauks rise and dive Down upon the southern ocean sailing Down below Cape Horn Won t you ride the wind and go white seabird Ride the wind and go mollymauk Down upon the southern ocean sailing Down below Cape Horn Now the mollymauk glides on them

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=121 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    was popular in Britain Ireland and in Wales My Johnny Was a Shoemaker My Johnny was a shoemaker And dearly he loved me My Johnny was a shoemaker But now he s gone to sea With nasty pitch to soil his hands And to sail across the stormy sea My Johnny was a shoemaker His jacket was a deep sky blue And curly was his hair His jacket was a

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=91 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    had been joined with a French ship off Cape St Vincent She immediately put down her sewing and began carrying gunpowder instead When she was no longer needed at that post she went down to the cockpit to help the surgeon A year later she followed the same pattern at the Battle of the Nile A seaman at that battle who was assigned to a station below decks later stated I saw little of this action Any information we got was from the boys and women who carried the powder I was much indebted to the Gunner s wife who gave her husband and me a drink of wine now and then which lessened our fatigue much Nancy Perriam is one of only four woman awarded a pension by the Navy of 10 a year Nancy died in Exmouth aged 93 years Nancy Perriam Oh Nancy Perriam Bold Nancy Perriam She went to sea with the Royal Navy As Brave as any man On a man of war She served her time Her hands were tough as leather Enlistment was her chosen path Come fair or stormy weather They signed her up Showed her the ropes And berthed her by

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=79 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    did not mind expense I bought her two gold earrings And they cost me fifteen cents Says she You Limejuice sailor Now see me home you may But when we reached her cottage door She this to me did say My flash man he s a Yankee With his hair cut short behind He wears a pair of long sea boots And he sails in the Blackball Line He s

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=63 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    generations who over 200 years toiled in bondage Appeared in The Jubilee Singers by Gustavus D Pike in 1873 R ecorded by Paul Robeson on his own Othello label in the 1950s re released by Smithsonian Folkways African American Legacy series in 2007 by Odetta on Let Freedom Sing This Land Is Your Land Volume II and by Bob Dylan who also adapted the tune for Blowin in the Wind

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=81 (2016-02-15)
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