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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    and so get more in the cargo hold Lots of negroes were used in this labour and their chants turned into shanties when the sailors used them for other jobs often the tune remained and the words were changed to suit Sailor John Negroes formed a large part of the crew of some vessels and took their chants to sea with them and a hell of a lot of white mans shanties had negro origins According to the dictionary a droger is a West Indian coasting vessel with long masts and lateen sails from the Dutch droogen to dry originally this was a vessel on which fish were dried Old Billy Riley Old Billy Riley Mister Billy Riley Old Billy Riley O Billy Riley Mister Billy Riley Old Billy Riley O Old Billy Riley he was the dancing master Old Billy Riley O Billy Riley he was the dancing master Old Billy Riley O Old Billy Riley shipped aboard a droger Old Billy Riley O Billy Riley shipped aboard a droger Old Billy Riley O Old Billy Riley wed the skipper s daughter Old Billy Riley O Billy Riley wed the skipper s daughter Old Billy Riley O Old Mrs

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=92 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    America in the mid nineteenth century the Black and Irish work gangs created many new work songs which ended up on deck when the railway boom was over The word moke is slang from the period for a Black man probably a minstrel and the phrase Ol moke pickin on the banjo may have been lifted from a minstrel tune Old Moke s Pickin on a Banjo He Bang She Bang Daddie Shot a Bear He shot it in the stern me boys and he never turned a hair Chorus We re all from the rail road tu ra loo And the Old Moke s Pickin on a banjo Hooorah what the hell s the row We re all from the rail road tu ra loo We re all from the rail road tu ra loo And the Old Moke s pickin on a banjo Pat get back take in the slack Heave away me boys Heave away me bully boys why don t you make some noise Chorus Roller Boys Boller Boys give her flaming gip Drag the anchor off the mud and let the bugger rip Chorus Rock a block Chock a block Heave the capstan round Fish

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=172 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    of it in a Herefordshire workhouse the workhouse was a great place to find singers in his day Jack Moeran noted a fuller version at Winterton Norfolk and that s the one Mike bases his performance on Moeran s singer was James Sutton nicknamed Old Larpin from whom the great Sam Larner learnt a boatload of songs Waterson s version varies slightly from Moeran his source probably being Ewan MacColl who recorded it earlier on the album The Manchester Angel On Board A Man Of War Well as I were a walking a London street A press gang there I chanced to meet They asked me if I d join the fleet On board a Man of War boys On board a Man of War Said I brother shipmates tell me true What kind of treatment they gives to you That I may know before I go Well the first thing they did they took me in and They flogged me with the tar of a strand They flogged me till I could not stand Then they ung me up by my two thumbs Then they flogged me till the blood did run And that s the usage they gave

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=82 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    good old Rod Sheringham challenged us to write a song for a bottle of rum One More Pull Boys Giant comers ocean rollers Living waves upon the sea But for us boys there s no future It s not like it used to be One more pull boys That ll do boys Soon we ll draw alongside Hoist her upwards Swing her inboard For the journey s nearly o er

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=136 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    shanties and never used for anything but tossing the bunt the process of pulling up the sail to roll it up and stow it on the yard It has been speculated that Paddy Doyle was the name of a so and so boarding house master who ripped off sailors with chintzy gear Paddy Doyle s Boots To me way ay ay ay ay Ah We ll pay Paddy Doyle for

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=138 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    Take in the slack Take in the slack Take a turn around the capstan Heave a pawl Heave a pawl About ship s stations boys be handy Be handy We re bound for Valipariso round the Horn That day there was a great demand for sailors For the colonies for Frisco and for France So I shipped aboard a limey barque the Hotspur An got paralytic drunk on my advance

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=162 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    about daily life on the ship and the longing for shore leave The song was collected by Lydia Parrish in her book Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands Creative Age Press 1942 The Georgia Sea Islands were largely populated by escaped slaves and the music and other culture of the area is especially important because it has many more African retentions than anything on the U S mainland Pay

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=118 (2016-02-15)
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  • Exmouth Shanty Men - The original buoy band
    between 1817 and 1867 Pique la Baleine Pour retrouver ma douce amie Oh mes boués ouh là ouh là là Pour retrouver ma douce amie Oh mes boués ouh là ouh là là Pique la baleine joli baleinier Pique la baleine je veux naviguer Aux mille mers j ai navigué Des mers du nord aux mers du sud Je l ai retrouvée quand j m ai noyé Dans les grands

    Original URL path: http://www.exmouthshantymen.com/songbook.php?id=173 (2016-02-15)
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