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Who sings about tugboats?

Charley Noble 09 Mar 07 - 04:46 PM
Severn 09 Mar 07 - 04:41 PM
Rabbi-Sol 09 Mar 07 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,mg 09 Mar 07 - 04:35 PM
catspaw49 09 Mar 07 - 04:30 PM
ClaireBear 09 Mar 07 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,mg 09 Mar 07 - 04:19 PM
ClaireBear 09 Mar 07 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,mg 09 Mar 07 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,Chanteyranger 09 Mar 07 - 03:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:46 PM

Seems to me there was a long ballad about the history of the old steam tug in Seattle named the Arthur Foss. Yep, it's on the VICTORY SINGS AT SEA CD, © 1989, and is called "A Hundred Years Ago" as composed by Kotta & Widmann; they used the traditional tune from the shanty "A Hundred years Ago."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: Severn
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:41 PM

Try:

"Won't you ever Grow up, Little Toot"-from a Disney cartoon rendering of the famous children's book


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:36 PM

I think that George Ward does but he is on the east coast.

                                           SOL


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Subject: Lyr Add: SUMMER WAGES (Ian Tyson)
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:35 PM

SUMMER WAGES
(Ian Tyson)

Never hit 17 when you play against the dealer
For you know that the odds won't ride with you
And never leave your woman alone when your friends are out to steal her
Years are gambled and lost like summer wages.

And we'll keep rollin' on 'til we get to Vancouver
And the woman that I love who's living there
It's been 6 long months and more since I've seen her
She may be gambled and gone like summer wages.

And all the beer parlors all down along Main Street
The dreams of the seasons are all spilled down on the floor
All the big stands of timber just waiting for falling
And the hustlers sitting watchfully as they wait there by the door.

So I'll work on the towboats In my slippery city shoes
Which I swore I would never do again
Through the worst fogbound straits where the cedars stand watching
I'll be far off and gone like summer wages.

Ah, she's a woman so fine I may never try to find her
For good memories of what we had before
They should never be changed for they're all that I'll take with me
Now I've gambled and lost my summer wages.

Years are gambled and lost like summer wages.

Copyright Ian Tyson, Slick Fork Music-SOCAN
Recorded by Ian and Sylvia, So Much for Dreaming, 1976, Vanguard. Also by
Ian on Coyboyography, Stony Plain 1986, and by Tony Roce, Native American
1988 Rounder. JK
@gambler
filename[ SUMMRWAG
BJS, JK


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:30 PM

Tugboat Annie? Steamboat Willie?

Interesting......Good Luck on your search CR!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:24 PM

mg, the first line of Bossin's Towboats begins "She's a jackpot tug" -- so I would venture that a towboat is a tugboat.


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:19 PM

Snap the line tight is a great song that sounds like it should be about tugboats (are towboats the same thing?) but I think it is about a converted halibut boat.

Also, the definitive towboat song..Summer Wages by Ian Tyson.

mg


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:06 PM

Bob Bossin in British Columbia ... you've heard me sing his "Towboats" often enough. (I guess that means I should say "me" too, but go to the source instead!)


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Subject: RE: Who sings about tugboats?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 03:30 PM

I have a song about tugboats. Oh there are some good ones. Once we make the salmon c.d. I want to make a tugboat c.d. with only tugboat songs.

Here are the lyrics to mine:

Here the foghorn moaning
The tugboat

The tugboat chains are groaning
A land to be alone in
Where they cut the tall trees down

I don't know where they're going
The logs that they are towing
The river's overflowing
With tall trees they cut down

From the mountains to the coast here
How they would brag and boast here
The river's full of ghosts here
Who cut the tall trees down

There is a very good song in the back of my head about tugboats..and there was someone at Fisher Poets rom B.C. who had worked on them

And surely someone has done something about either Mrs. Annie?? Fossan, who started the Foss Tugboat company and Tugboat Annie was not based on her, but inspired by her.

mg


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Subject: Who sings about tugboats?
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 03:24 PM

Are there folk performers in North America who sing about tugboats?Possible gig in San Francisco. Recommendations appreciated.

Chanteyranger


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