Round The Bay Of Mexico

Interesting Facts about Round The Bay Of Mexico

A different form of “Santianna” commonly known as “Round the Bay of Mexico”, in which there is no reference at all to Santianna either in the solos or refrains, is probably the older Hoosier version as was once sung around the Gulf ports.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 87). I will sing this song as a capstan shanty. And try to recreate this song from hearted Stan Hugill’s version from the album “Sailing Days” (1991), with “Stormalong John” as a crew.

The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 87).

The Record of the Round The Bay Of Mexico

Last note, this song was recorded two years ago and at the time I record it I didn’t have as much knowledge about shanties as I have now so pronunciation can be not perfect.

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.

Round The Bay Of Mexico - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

round-the-bay-of-mexico music notation

The full lyrics

Round The Bay Of Mexico

Heave away me bully boys,
– Wayay, heave away!
Heave away, why don’t ye make some noise boys?
– Round the Bay of Mexico!

* 2 *

Heave away an’ around goes she,
Six for you an’ seven for me-e,

* 3 *

Heave around an’ with a will,
If she don’t go she’ll stay there still.

* 4 *

Heave away for she’s trimmed tight,
Bend yer back if yer wanner sleep ternight.

Related to this sea shanty

Santy Anna (Terry’s Version)

Santiana D (Norvegian – English Translation)

Et Nous Irons a Valparaiso

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