#00104
The Banks Of Newfoundland #7 (English) video
See also: Banks Of Newfoundland:
#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #8 | #9 | #10 |
#910: YouTube video by hultonclint ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

Ye ramblin' boys o' Liverpool, ye sailor men beware,
When you go in a Yankee packet ship, no dungaree jumpers wear;
But have a monkey jacket all up to your command,
For there blows some cold nor'westers
On the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll wash her and we'll scrub her down
With holystone and sand,
And we'll bid adieu to the Virgin Rocks
And the Banks of Newfoundland.

We had one Lynch from Ballynahinch, Spud Murphy and Mike Moore,
'Twas in the winter of seventy-three those sea-boys suffered sore;
They popped their clothes in Liverpool, sold them all out of hand,
Not thinkin' on the cold nor'winds,
On the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll wash her and we'll scrub her down
With holystone and sand,
And we'll bid adieu to the Virgin Rocks
And the Banks of Newfoundland.

We had a lady fair aboard, Kate Connor was her name,
To her I promised marriage, and on me she had a claim;
She tore up her flannel petticoats to make mittens for my hands,
For she could not see her true love freeze
On the Banks of Newfoundland.

We'll wash her and we'll scrub her down
With holystone and sand,
And we'll bid adieu to the Virgin Rocks
And the Banks of Newfoundland.

I dreamed a dream the other night, and I thought I was at home,
Alongside of my own true love, and she in Marybone;
A jug of ale all on my knee, a glass of ale in hand,
But when I woke, my heart was broke
On the Banks of Newfoundland.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an English traditional capstan shanty from a British broadside ballad [Laws K25] American Balladry From British Broadsides (G Malcolm Laws, 1957) ....####
This variant posted at the Mudcat Café - Digital Tradition #407, Song ID 481.

The video above features a solo acapella variant by Ranzo, the YouTube chanteyman, from Hartford, Connecticut.



line

Index Page
GEST Songs Of Newfoundland And Labrador



line

~ Copyright Info ~

~ Privacy Policy ~

Confirm Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Here