Stormy Along, John

Interesting Facts about Stormy Along, John

Same as in “Lowlands Away”, Stormy Along, John was originally used at the pumps and later as a capstan. Some of the people believe that was built around John Willis- the owner of “Cutty Sark”. But true it is negro origin and of much older vintage than the “Cutty Sark” period.

This song will be reconstructed as the pump shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 75).

The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 75, 76).

The Record of the Stormy Along, John

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

Stormy Along, John - Pump Shanty

The musical notation of the Stormy Along, John

stormy-along-john music notation

The full lyrics

Stormy Along, John

Oooh… Stormy’s gone that good ol’ man,
– Stormyalong boys, Stormalong, John!
Oh, Stormy’s gone that good ol’ man,
– Ah, ha, come-along, git-along, stormy along, John!

* 2 *

Oh, poor Ol’ Stormy’s gone to rest,
Of all ol’ seamen he wuz best,

* 3 *

He slipped his cable off Cape Horn.
Close by the place where he wuz born.

* 4 *

We dug his grave with a silver spade
His shroud o’ finest silk wuz made.

* 5 *

I wisht I wuz Ol Stormy’s son,
I’d build a ship o’ a thousant ton

* 6 *

I’d sail this wide world round an’ round,
With plenty o’ money I’d be found.

* 7 *

We’d sail this ol’ world round an’ round,
An’ get hot rum oh, I’ll be bound.

* 8 *

I,d load her up with Jamaicy rum,
An’ all me shellbacks they’d have some.

* 9 *

We’d git our drinks, lads, every man,
With a bleedin’ big bottle for the shantyman.

* 10 *

I’d load ‘er up with grup an’ gin,
An’ stay in the port that we wuz in.

* 11 *

I’d feed ye well, an’ raise yer pay,
An’ stand ye drinks three times a day.

* 12 *

An’ whin we git to Liverpool Town,
We’ll dance them judies round an’ round.

* 13 *

Oh, Stormalong an’ around we’ll go,
Oh, Stormalong through ice an’ snow.

* 14 *

When Stormy died he made a will,
To give us sailors gin to swill.

Related to this sea shanty

So Early In The Morning (B)

Mister Stormalong (A2)

Roll The Woodpile Down

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