Santy Anna (Terry’s Version)

Interesting Facts about Santy Anna (Terry’s Version)

Richard Runciman Terry described In his “The Shanty Book Part I”, mentioned by Stan Hugill, that Santy Anna (Terry’s Version) he gives is “windlass and capstan.” shanty. Here full version is taken from Terry’s book.

The song will be reconstructed by myself as the capstan shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “The Shanty Book part I” (1921) – Richard Runciman Terry (1st ed p 18, 19).

The lyrics: “The Shanty Book part I” (1921) – Richard Runciman Terry (1st ed p 18, 19).

Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 85).

The Record of the Santy Anna (Terry’s Version)

This reconstruction will be singing as a capstan shanty(faster / first phase of capstan rotation, before the chain, was still vertical below the ship).

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.

Santy Anna (R. R. Terry's Version) - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

santy-anna-r-r-terrys-version music notation

The full lyrics

Santy Anna (R. R. Terry’s Version)

Oh Santy Anna won the day.
– Way-Ah, me Santy Anna.
Oh Santy Anna won the day.
– All on the plains of Mexico.

* 2 *

He beat the Prooshans fairly,
And whacked the British nerly.

* 3 *

He was a rority gineral;
A rorty snorty gineral.

* 4 *

They took him out and shot him.
Oh when shall we forget him.

* 5 *

Oh Santy Anna won the day.
Oh Gin’ral Taylor run away.

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