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Thread #157369   Message #3713866
Posted By: Steve Gardham
02-Jun-15 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chanteys in Greig-Duncan
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chanteys in Greig-Duncan
Whiskey is the life of man, Oh, whiskey, oh, Johnny
Whiskey is the life of man, Oh whiskey for me Johnny.

If the river was whiskey and I was a duck
I'd never stop swimming till I supped it up

Whiskey made me pawn me clothes
And whiskey got me a broken nose.

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I thought I heard the old man say
Hurrah fare thee well, hurrah fare thee well
I thought I heard the old man say
Hurrah me boys we're homeward bound
Then away....(forgotten)

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Blow boys blow for Californio
For there's plenty of gold so I've been told
On the banks of the Sacramento

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Shenandoah I love your daughter
Oh Shenandoah, I love the place where she makes water.

The other songs he sang were from the Music Hall c1900.

Just a few fragments of mainly standard pieces but it all adds to the knowledge.