Interesting Facts about the Yankee John Stormalong
Yankee John Stormalong is the last member of the Stormalong family from the “Shanties From The Seven Seas”, an alternative title for this shanty is “Liza Lee”.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 80).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 80).
Stan Hugill gives this song the halyard shanty.
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The musical notation
The full lyrics
Yankee John, Stormalong
Oh, you Liza Lee,
– Yankee John, Storm–along!
Liza Lee she’in the gal for me,
– Yankee John, Storm-along!
* 2 *
Liza Lee she promised me,
She promised to get spliced to me,
* 3 *
So I shipped away acros the sea,
In a hard-case Dawn-Easter to Miramashee.
* 4 *
I promesed her a golden ring,
I promesed her that little thing.
* 5 *
I promised I would make her mine,
Oh, wouldn’t we have a Jamboree fine?
* 6 *
Liza Lee she’s jilted [slihgted] me,
Now she will not marry me.
* 7 *
Oh, up aloft that yard must go,
Up aloft from down below.
* 8 *
Oh, stretch her, boys, and show her clew,
We’re the boys to kick through!