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General Taylor (Great Big Sea) videos
See also: General Taylor (Traditional)
#1786: YouTube video by alexmatchim ©2010
~ Used with permission ~

Well, General Taylor gained the day,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Well, General Taylor, he gained the day,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

We'll dig his grave with a silver spade,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
His shroud of the finest silk will be made,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

We'll lower him down on a golden chain,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
On every inch, we'll carve his name,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

General Taylor he's all the go,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
He's gone where the stormy winds won't blow,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

General Taylor he's dead and he's gone.....
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Well, General Taylor, he's long dead and gone.....
Carry him to his bury'n ground.

Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Tell me way, hey, Stormy.....
Carry him to..... his bury'n ground.

Tell me way, hey, Stormy,
Walk him along, John, carry him along;
Tell me way, hey, Stormy.....
Carry him to..... his bury'n ground.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional halyard shanty ....####
Arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea (Play, trk#8, 1997, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario, produced by Danny Greenspoon); and (Rant & Roar, 1998).

See more songs by Great Big Sea.

The video above features an acapella variant by Rankin Street featuring Séan McCann with Darrell Power, Bob Hallett and Jackie St Croix (Pre-GBS tape - Live At The Blarneystone Pub in St John's, NL, trk#4, 1991, NRA Productions, Ltd).

The video below features an excellent cover performance by Jesse Ferguson of Cornwall, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sydney, Nova Scotia.


#1930: YouTube video by BardofCornwall ©2011
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