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Thread #157369   Message #3713859
Posted By: Steve Gardham
02-Jun-15 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chanteys in Greig-Duncan
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chanteys in Greig-Duncan
No problem.
They were pretty standard versions anyway.

From Ted Calcott aged 86 in June 1967. He was in the topsail riggers in the Argentine meat run.

As I was a strolling down Ratcliffe Highway
Hay o blow the man down
A trim little craft I met on my way
Give him some time to blow the man down.
(No more remembered, appears to be the start of a euphemistic version)

Rolling Home.

Pipe all hands to man the capstan
See the cable haul is clear
For tonight we weigh our anchor
And for England we will steer
Now, my men, clip on the braces
See those towlines running clear
For tonight we'll weigh our anchor
and for England we will steer
Rolling home, rolling home,
Rolling home across the sea
For tonight we'll weigh our anchor
Rolling home dear land to thee.

I'll send them separately due to the vagaries here. However you can actually listen to them at the BL Sound Archive, English Traditional Songs. Just put Ted Calcott in the search box.