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Lyr Req: Shantyman (Bob Watson)

28 Jan 03 - 03:05 PM (#876835)
Subject: Lyr Req: Shanty Man
From: GUEST,Kelly

Hia, I'm only a young folkie (13) and I'm looking to expand my repetoir (sp?!) Recently I heard a woman sing a really nice chorus song when i was away for a weekend with the folk club i go to.
I assume the song's called Get away you Shanty Man, but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I'll give you the chorus (seeing as it's the only thing i can remember!)

Shanty man
Oh! Shanty man
Who'll give a birth to a shanty man?
I'll sing you a song of a world gone wrong
Cos they got no use for the shanty man

Thats about as accurate as I can remember.
I'd be really apreciative if anyone could send me the full lyrics for this song.
Thanks all
Kelly


28 Jan 03 - 03:29 PM (#876860)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: GUEST,MCP

Put shantyman in the Filter box, set the Age drop down to All and press the Refresh button and you'll find a thread with the words in.

Mick


28 Jan 03 - 03:33 PM (#876866)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Harry Basnett

Hi, Kelly.....

            Bring up 'S' in the DigiTrad box and clock on 'Browse'...scroll down all the song titles on that page and click on 'Shantyman' (2). That's the song you want (written by Bob Watson).

All the best and good luck with your singing..........Harry Basnett.


28 Jan 03 - 03:58 PM (#876893)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: breezy

pm me if your near St Albans,we have opportunities for rookie enthusiasts.


28 Jan 03 - 06:14 PM (#877004)
Subject: Lyr Add: SHANTYMAN (Bob Watson)
From: radriano

Hi Kelly,

The song you are looking for is called "Shantyman." Every verse follows the pattern shown in the first verse:

SHANTYMAN
Written by Bob Watson
From The Shanty Crew's 1989 record Stand To Yer Ground (PROP 1885A)


Now modern ships carry mighty funny gear
Chorus: And away, get away, you shantyman
Ain't seen a halyard in many's a year
Chorus: An' they got no use for a shantyman
Slick new fittings are all your style
Chorus: And away, get away, you shantyman
All very clever, but it just ain't right
Chorus: An' they got no use for a shantyman

Full chorus:
Shantyman, oh, shantyman
Who's got a berth for a shantyman?
Sing you a song of a world gone wrong
When they got no use for a shantyman

Levers to jerk and buttons to press
And real live sailors they need them less
Pushing on the buttons and hauling on the levers
And they got no use for horny-handed heavers

The cargo is stored in a polythene pack
Raised and lowered by a dry bollocks jack
Floating computer dressed up like a ship
Skippered and crewed by a micro chip

Soon they'll be sailing by remote control
An' that'll be pleasing to the owners' souls
They'll send their ships from dock to dock
All sat upon their arses in an office block

New-fangled gear's no use to you
When you're off Cape Horn with your fuses blew
Then's the time for to curse the day
You sent your shantyman away

A sailor's life it once was hard
Laid out aloft on a tops'l yard
Now it don't matter if the winds blow high
You can take force ten with your feet still dry

Old-time ways are forgotten and gone
For no-one listens to a shantyman's song
Things no longer as they used to be
It's the knacker's yard for the likes of me

Listen at night and you might hear
A ghostly sound on the quiet air
Is it a voice from the distant past
Or just a breeze in the radar mast?


28 Jan 03 - 07:47 PM (#877090)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Charley Noble

The Shanty Crew is a fine British group of traditional style sea music singers, who do some of their singing aboard the Cuddy Sark at the Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


28 Jan 03 - 08:59 PM (#877172)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Snuffy

Cuddy?


28 Jan 03 - 11:04 PM (#877228)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Gypsy

Young sibling, you are not "only" anything. You are embarking on a wonderful journey, and i give you welcome..........


29 Jan 03 - 04:49 AM (#877400)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: breezy

tt


29 Jan 03 - 05:56 AM (#877428)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Dave Bryant

Stop the cradle-snatching Breezy !

Charley - How much is Chris Roche paying you to say that ?


29 Jan 03 - 08:52 AM (#877527)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Charley Noble

Snuffy and Breezy- Haven't you heard of the Cutty Sark's famous dinghy the Cuddy Sark? Well, that was probably well before your time...

Charley Ignoble


29 Jan 03 - 09:32 AM (#877552)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: Dave Bryant

Not before Breezy's time - I can remember him singing with the Billy Cotton Band when I was a young lad.


29 Jan 03 - 12:31 PM (#877691)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: GUEST,JohnB

Not sure what country you are in Kelly but Johnny Collins in England has it on one of his CD's too. I don't remeber which one but that comes with being much older than 13. Keep up the good work though and in another 40 years you will have forgotten as much as us other oldsters.
JohnB in Canada not England.


29 Jan 03 - 07:26 PM (#878023)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Away You Shanty Man
From: breezy

I'll check it out with JC.
Bryant bitching again.
How went Brimmo at the Tudor?