Interesting Facts about The Plains of Mexico (B)
The Plains of Mexico (B) or Santianna was very popular with whalers and this version of this beautiful tune was sung to Stan Hugillby an old Norwegian whaler Captain Larsen of Magallanes (Punta Arenas).
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 84).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 84).
The Record of The Plains of Mexico (B)
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
The Plains of Mexico (B)
In Mexico where the land lies low,
– Hooraw, boys, hooraw ho!
Where there ain’t no snow an’ the whale fishes blow,
– Heave away for the plains of Mexico
* 2 *
In Mexico so I’ve heard say,
There’s many a charm’ senorita gay,
* 3 *
Twas there I met a maiden fair,
Black as night was her raven hair.
* 4 *
Her name wuz Carmen so I’m told,
She wuz a Spanish senorita bold.
* 5 *
But she left me there, an’ I did go
Far away from the plains of Mexico,
* 6 *
Them gals is fine with their long black hair;
They’ll rob ye blind an’ skin ye bare.
* 7 *
In Mexico I long to be,
With me tight-waisted gal all on me knee.
* 8 *
Them little brown gals I do adore,
I love ’em all, each sailor-robbin’ whore.
* 9 *
In Mexico where I belong,
Them gals all sing this rousin’ song.
* 10 *
Why do them yaller gals love me so?
Because I don’t tell ’em all I know.
* 11 *
Them Dago gals ain’t got no combs,
They comb their hair with whale-fish bones.
* 12 *
When I wuz a young man in me prime,
I courted them yaller gals two at a time.
* 13 *
Oh, Mexico, My Mexico,
where the wind don’t blow.