Pirate_Paul

Favorite Song

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Speaking of "Northwest Passage" by the late Stan Rogers.

It seems we're not particularly well known on this board, and I should make some effort to raise our flag.

Bounding Main has been performing together since January of 2003. We've been singing maritime music at many venues in the Midwest US and have a quickly filling-up schedule for 2007.

We have a version of "Northwest Passage" that seems to be well liked, based on our CD and digital sales on CD Baby. You can hear it played on our MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/boundingmain.

Please also visit our "real" web site at Bounding Main Web Site. If you click through the images of our two CDs you can listen to previews of all of the songs there. We're working on our third, as yet unnamed, CD now. We'll be recording live at the Chicago Maritime Festival in February. I hope you can join us.

Fair winds and following seas,

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Tannahill Weavers

The Final Trawl

Now it's three lang years since we made her pay

Heave away my laddie o

And the owners say that she's had her day

And sing haul away my laddie o

So it's heave away for the final trawl

Heave away my laddie o

It's an easy pull for the catch is small

And sing haul away my laddie o

And we'll join the venture and the morning star

Heave away my laddie o

Riding high and empty before the bar

And sing haul away my laddie o

And I'd rather beach her on the skerry rock

Heave away my laddie o

Than see her torched in the breakers dock

And sing haul away my laddie o

And when I die you can lay me down

Heave away my laddie o

In a rusty hold where the breakers pound

And sing haul away my laddie o

For I've fished a lifetime boy and man

Heave away my laddie o

And the final trawl scarcely nets a cran

And sing haul away my laddie o

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Iffin's ya could addlib some piraty lyrics to it, "Touch and Go", by Emerson Lake n Powell is a fine ditty. "Calypso", by Johnny Denver is a good one but bloody hard ta sing. Anything wi' a wailin' set 'o pipes I'd give me ear to.

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Okay when I want to feel the Pyrate spirit I plug in

ELP - Works Vol 1... * Pirates *

then secondly.... Metallica Whiskey in the Jar

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I have a few

Fathom th' Bowl

Cape Cod girls

Blood red roses

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I see some recent posts in here so thought I would go back and read some of the old posts, it is funny as many good sea shanties as I have heard in the last few years, some always seem to always be around.

But I thought I had a new favorite song of the sea and find that it is actually documented as older than most.

If you get a chance to hear a version of "Go From My Window"...I think by just about anybody...give it a listen....the first I heard it was Pint and Dale, but it looks as though just about everybody has covered it...

Mingulay, Sailors Prayer (both), and all the ones that are always sung.... just good Music.....

dR

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SO MANY!!!

lets see

Barretts Privateers thanks to Braze who introduced me to Stan

Mrs. McGrath

The Rolling Sea

Lowlands Away

A Dying Sailor

see a trend here!

I guess I like songs of lament.

the only others I truly love are... well the ones that can only be done past 10pm in the pub.

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Here be a couple of tunes that've been seeing a lot of playtime lately

"The Mariner's Revenge Song" by The Decemberists. Honestly one of my favourite tunes of all-time.

"Crush A Man To Death" by Interrupt Vector vs. DJ Plague. One of the first speedcore tunes I ever listened to, and I still love it.

Anything by DJ Plague is good with me, definately one of the better producers as far as hard electronic music goes.

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We, The Brigands , perform 'Mariners' in a piratey fashion and less Klesmer like, in concert, an it's on our new CD, "X", too.

My personal favs are songs that tell a story, an I always try to do that when writing an original song. Non-secular songs of

the period have some distictive chord structures, and we try to emulate that too.

But being an instrumentalist first, and a singer second, I love the old fiddle tunes that are still around. Devils Dream, a reel,

( aka Hell Amoungst the Yearlings), one of my favs, was at the height of its popularity in the early 1700's, and survives today.

Any fiddler worth 'is salt knows at least couple of variations on the tune. Our version is on "Bloody Seamen".

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"There's no such thing as free lunch, unless you're talkin' bout Captain Crunch!"

That makes me giggle

And I like some of the different versions of High Barbary ... particularly one I have on a mixed CD sung by a lady. 'tis pretty

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Hmmm...

I enjoy:

RowdySoul!

Haul away Joe

The Voice (sea going version)

Capatain Taggert

Barrett's Privateers (Whoo Hoo!)

and a few others... B)

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Ayes finds this version of The Press Gang most haunting as it servers to explain why men turned pyracy when given the chance but alss aye have not been able to find this version or who does except on youtube.

If anyone find an mp3 of this version or where it can be had ayes will much obliged.

Edited by Bright

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Cape Cod Girls for me...altho I'm infamous for belting out Free Americay at work...

Least Fave? Gotta be "Battle Hymn of the Republic"...and I'll tell ye why, below:

Many long years ago, me aunt was a member of something called The Freiheit Club family's German speakers on the maternal side...on me father's side, we came from Brit-land in 1632), and was in their choral group. I can remember sitting in on their sessions, and they *always* ended with Battle Hymn. Now this was when I was 7, and fresh out of Virginia (we came to Ohio to be near family while me father was in Vietnam, 1964-1965)...I guess the teachers got to me at a very early age, because I was *ever* so tempted, even at such a tender age, to stand up and belt out at the top of me tiny little lungs, "Dixie". "Battle Hymn" has *never* been a fave of mine.

I never did sing out Dixie.

But now I come to think of it, I wonder what they'd have done if I "treated" them to a rendition of The Ballad of Captain Kidd (...To Execution Dock, I must go, I must go...)

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A very good year - Frank Sinatra

Pirate's Gospel - Alela Diane

Billy Bones - Skip Henderson

Hurt - Johnny Cash

etc....

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Ok my new favorite is one I just wrote .... ohhhhh well the "babies" are always my favorites for a while.

I just put it up a couple of days ago on garageband to get some opinions... (I do that sometimes...just to get a feel for where it might benefit from some re-writes) ANYWAY....here's the link if ya wanna take a listen.

BLACK THE MOON

The Cappy asked me for a song about death and freedom...anyway its not what I expected... I can never craft these things they just kinda come out.

This is a bedroom recording... LOL hope to have studio version on the next BIB album, along with a few more NEW songs.

Hope it will be a favorite of some of yours.

With love,

Nell

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wow someone else who listed Rowdy Soul.. sweet love that tune

Rollin Home is a fav to

I seem to the be the only one in the world who doesn;t like Barret's. Can't really say why just not my cup o tea.

But some old favs to like

northwest passage

South Australia

Minstrel Boy

mingulay

Old Maui

even Drunken Sailor depending on the version heh.

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Six Days On Land

Mingulay Boat Song

Rickety Tickety Tin (aka Irish Balad),not really maritime,but I love it!

Haul Away Joe

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from the "Yar" playlist on my ipod...

Coronach - Jethro Tull

If I was a Blackbird - Silly Wizard

Saucy Sailor - Steeleye Span

Thousands are Sailing - The Pogues

Turkish Song of the Damned - The Pogues

Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Hoist the Colours - PoTC

Jolly Roger - Adam & The Ants

Billy Bones - Skip Henderson

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I've got a few i likes;

i likes "all for me grog" (sung by the we children.)

"the derilect night (fifteen men on a dead man's chest)" (as done by Bounding Main)

"valerie salinas was a pirate too" by Pirates R' Us. the lass singing makes me tingel in all the right places. :D

and nothing waems me heart like some Salty Dick PHD. "The Whores of Sailor Town"

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From a simple belting it out round a campfire song I do like a couple of Men They Couldn't Hang numbers both from the 1988, Waiting For Bonaparte cd.

'Smugglers'

Not the best version I've seen them do but by'eck it's fun in the mosh pit.

The boat rides south of Ailsa Craig in the waning of the light

There's thirty men in Lendalfit to make our burden light

And there's thirty horse in Hazleholm with the halters on their heads

All set this night up on your life if wind and water speed

Smugglers drink of the frenchmens wine

and the darkest night is the smugglers time

Away we ran from the excise man

It's a smugglers life for me

It's a smugglers life for me

Oh lass you have a cozy bed, and cattle you have ten

Can you not live a lawful life and live with lawful men?

But must I use old homely goods while there's foreign gear so fine?

Must I drink at the waterside and France so full of wine

Smugglers drink of the frenchmens wine

and the darkest night is the smugglers time

Away we ran from the excise man

It's a smugglers life for me

It's a smugglers life for me

Though well I like to see you Kate, with a baby on your knee

My heart is now with gallant crew that plough through the angry sea

The hitter gale, the tightest sail, and the sheltered bay or goal

It's the wayward life, it's the smugglers strife, it's the joy of the smugglers soul

Smugglers drink of the frenchmens wine

and the darkest night is the smugglers time

Away we ran from the excise man

It's a smugglers life for me

It's a smugglers life for me

And when at last the dawn comes up and the cargo safely stored

Like sinless saints to church we'll go. God's mercy to afford

And It's champagne fine for communion wine and the parson drinks it too

With a sly wink prays "forgive these men, for they know not what they do"

Smugglers, drink of the frenchmens wine

and the darkest night is the smugglers time

Away we ran from the excise man

It's a smugglers life for me

It's a smugglers life for me

It's a smugglers life for me

It's a smugglers life for me

And the Colours

I am a member of the council of the naval mutiny

And no traitor to my conscience having done my sworn duty

These are my last words before the scaffold

and I charge you all to hear

How a wretched British sailor became a citizen mutineer

Pressed into service to carry powder I was

loyal to the crack of the whip

It I starved on the streets of Bristol, I

starved worse on a British ship

Red is the colour of the new republic

Blue is the colour of the sea

White is the colour of my innocence

Not surrender to your mercy

I was woken from my misery by the words of Thomas Paine

On my barren soil they fell like the sweetest drops of rain

Red is the colour of the new republic

Blue is the colour of the sea

White is the colour of my innocence

Not surrender to your mercy

So in the spring of the year we took the fleet

Every cask and cannon and compass sheet

And we flew a Jacobin flag to give us heart

While Pitt stood helpless we were waiting for Bonaparte

Red is the colour of the new republic

Blue is the colour of the sea

White is the colour of my innocence

Not surrender to your mercy

All you soldiers, all you sailors, all you labourers of the land

All you beggars, all you builders, all

you come here to watch me hang

To the masters we are the rabble, we are the 'swinish multitude'

But we can re-arrange the colours of the

red and the white and the blue

Red is the colour of the new republic

Blue is the colour of the sea

White is the colour of my innocence

Not surrender to your mercy

Red is the colour of the new republic

Blue is the colour of the sea

White is the colour of my innocence

Not surrender to your mercy

Edited by Grymm

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northwest passage

South Australia

Minstrel Boy

mingulay

Old Maui

some of my favs too.. anything by JOLLY ROGERS of Missouri especialy Curvy Girls.

Wylde Nept's 3 CDs' and especially Ring the Bell, usually dedicated to mois..

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northwest passage

South Australia

Minstrel Boy

mingulay

Old Maui

some of my favs too.. anything by JOLLY ROGERS of Missouri especialy Curvy Girls.

Wylde Nept's 3 CDs' and especially Ring the Bell, usually dedicated to mois..

Hi there sweetie.....good songs all

But need to put in a plug for Pint and Dale

Listen to

Go from my Window

The Wreckers

Oh yeah "Storm in a Port " is going to be recording a sampler cd in about a week...3 original songs....stay tuned for more

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northwest passage

South Australia

Minstrel Boy

mingulay

Old Maui

some of my favs too.. anything by JOLLY ROGERS of Missouri especialy Curvy Girls.

Wylde Nept's 3 CDs' and especially Ring the Bell, usually dedicated to mois..

Hi there sweetie.....good songs all

But need to put in a plug for Pint and Dale

Listen to

Go from my Window

The Wreckers

Oh yeah "Storm in a Port " is going to be recording a sampler cd in about a week...3 original songs....stay tuned for more

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The Captain's Wife's Lament ;-}

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