Interesting Facts about the Santiana (A)
“Santiana (A)” and “Mister Stormalong” together with the shanty “Lowlands Away”, started life in the same as pump shanties. They have also been used in brake or leaver windlasses. later when iron ships replaced wooden ones, has been used at pumps to great extent, and after were adapted to the capstan work, and so they remained to the end of the sail.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 82, 83).
The lyrics: Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 82, 83).
The Record of the Santiana (A)
This reconstruction will be singing as a pump shanty.
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.
The musical notation
The full lyrics
Oh, Santiana gained the day,
– Away Santiana!
Santi-ana gained the day,
– All across the Plains of Mexico!
* 2 *
He gained the day at Molley-Del Rey,
An’ General Taylor ran away,
* 3 *
All of his men were brave an’ true,
Every solider brave an’ true.
* 4 *
Oh, Santiana fought for fame,
An, Santiana gained a name.
* 5 *
An’ Zacharias Taylor ran away,
He ran away at Molley-del-ray.
* 6 *
Santi-ana’s men were brave,
Many foud a solider’s grave.
* 7 *
“Twas a fierce an’ bitter strife,
Hand to hand they fought for life.
* 8 *
An’ Santiana’s name is known,
What a man can do was shown.
* 9 *
Oh, Santiana fought for his gold
What deeds he did have oft been told.
* 10 *
‘Twas on the field of Molley-del-rey,
Santiana, lost a leg that day.
* 11 *
Oh, Santiana’s day is o’er,
Santi-ana, will fight no more.
* 12 *
Oh, Santiana’s gone away,
Far from the fields of Molley-del-rey.
* 13 *
Oh, Santiana’s dead an’ gone,
An’ all the fightin’ has bin done.
* 14 *
Santi-ana, was a damn fine man,
Till he fouled hawse with Old Uncle Sam.
* 15 *
Now Santiana shovels his gold,
Around Cape Horn in the ice an’ cold.
* 16 *
We’ll dig his grave with a silver spade,
An’ mark the spot where he was laid.
* 17 *
Oh, Santiana now we mourn,
We left him buried off Cape Horn.
* 18 *
We left him deep ‘way off Cape Horn,
Close by the place where he was born.