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Outward Bound Lyrics

Our Anchor Is Up to the Bow

From Jimmie Cronin, London, England Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 036 01:41; Disc side 076 02:50; MS pp. 03138, 09006 Verses 2-4 from the broadside “The Country I’m Leaving Behind”. I ne’er shall forget when we parted I left my true love on the quay She told me not to be…

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Saucy Anna

From William Fender, Barry Dock, Wales Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/01 Cylinder 048 05:41, Disc sides 102 00:25, 411 00:21; MS pp. 00124, 00125 Whae, hey, we are off tomorrow (solo) Whae, hey, we are off tomorrow (chorus) Off tomorrow at the break of day (solo) Walk along, you Saucy Anna (chorus)…

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Hoist Her Up from Down Below

From J.S. Scott, London, England Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 041 00:00; Disc sides 087 01:12, 398 00:00; MS pp. 03527-03528, 09018 Down below we’re bound to go Down below oh ho, ho Down below can’t you hear me blow Hoist her up from down below. Rosalee she had promised me…

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Tally I O

From James Wright, Leith, Scotland Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 052 08:40; Disc sides 112 03:23, 112A 02:02, 420 02:05; MS p. 03579 Verses 1 to 3 and 10 are from James Wright. Verses 4 and 5 are from Cecil Sharp’s English Folk Chanteys where they are attributed to Mr. Rapsey…

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Allie Go Day

From John Ferries (Gerries), South Shields, England Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 039 00:00; Disc sides 084 00:00, 395 01:48; MS p. 03300-1 As I went out one morning on the road to Clarence Dock I spied an Irish sailor conversing with Tapscott Good morning, Mister Tapscott, good morning, sir, said…

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Tiger Bay

From John Ferries (Gerries), South Shields, England Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 040 03:44; Disc sides 086 01:58, 087 00:00, 397 02:14; MS p. 00428, 09030 It was of the year of eighty two and I think on March on the twentieth day So I thought I’d have a little cruise…

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The Bridget Ann

From Charles Snellen, Marblehead, Massachusetts Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1072/001 MS p. 09180; Carpenter, James Madison. Forecastle Songs and Chanties. PhD Thesis, Harvard University, 1928 pp. 185-186. We were sitting in the parlor Thinking over every plan When in came Palmer in a hurry To ship us on the Bridget Ann.chorus Chitty…

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Ranzo

From Walter Ede, Edinburgh, Scotland Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 009 08:01; Disc side 018 04:10; MS pp. 03429, 09057 Oh Ranzo was no sailor Ranzo, boys, Ranzo Oh Ranzo was no sailor Ranzo, boys, Ranzo. He could not do his duty He could not do his duty. They gave him…

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Hilo, Johnny, Hilo

From Rees Baldwin, Barry Dock, Wales Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 037 03:33; Disc sides 073 00:30, 391 03:09; MS p. 00119 I’m fascinated by the two solo melodies of Baldwin’s song. The first five verses follow Baldwin, then I added traditional floating verses to fill out the performance. Oh Hilo,…

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Poor Little Liza

From J.S. Scott, London, England Sources: The James Madison Carpenter Collection, AFC 1972/001 Cylinder 041 08:47; Disc sides 088 04:11, 399 02:12; MS p. 09019 Verses 1 and 4 are from Scott. Additional verses from Stan Hugill’s Shanties from the Seven Seas. Oh I’m going up to London, I’ll marry little Liza Oh Liza is…

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