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GUEST,JB Tune Req: Distressed Men of War (from Bodleian) (13) RE: Tune Req: Unknown Sea Song in Patrick O'Brian 30 Mar 03


I don't claim to be a "better talented 'Catter" than Gareth, but I did adapt a tune to these lyrics. The result is on my CD "Roast Beef of Old England". This tune is the one anachronism on the recording (I found contemporary melodies for all the other tune-less historical lyrics included. I modified "Over the Bounding Wave" for Distressed Men of War, since it fit so well and has the exact meter needed.

I found the lyrics in Roy Palmer's "Oxford Book of Sea Songs".

Jerry Bryant


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