Interesting Facts about Bound for the Rio Grande (R. R. Terry’s Version)
This version of Bound for the Rio Grande is Richard Runciman Terry’s version from “The Shanty Book Part I” (1921). “Rio Grande” was always sung at the anchor capstan or windlass, and was an outward-bound song. In “Shanties from the Seven Seas”, Stan Hugill Mentioned only this version.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “The Shanty Book part I” (1921) – Richard Runciman Terry (1st ed p 4, 5).
The lyrics: “The Shanty Book part I” (1921) – Richard Runciman Terry (1st ed p 4, 5).
Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 93).
The Record of the Bound for the Rio Grande (R. R. Terry’s Version)
This song will be sung as a capstan 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
Bound for the Rio Grande (R. R. Terry’s Version)
I,ll sing you a song of the fish of the sea.
– Oh Rio
I,ll sing you a song of the fish of the sea
– And we’re bound; for the Rio Grande,
– Then away, love away!
– Way down Rio!
– So fare-ye-well, my pretty young gel,
– For we’re bound; for the Rio Grande.
* 2 *
Sing goodbye to sally, and goodbye to Sue.
And you who are listerning, goodbye to you.
* 3 *
Our ship went sailing out over the Bar
And we pointed her nose for the southeren Star.
* 4 *
Farewell and adieu to you laidies of Spain
And were all of us comming to see you again.
* 5 *
I said farewell to Kitty my dear,
And she waved her white hand as we passed the South Pier.
* 6 *
The oak and the ash, and the bonny birk tree
They’re all growing green in the North Countrie.