Rio Grande (F)

Interesting Facts about the Rio Grande (F)

Rio Grande including Rio Grande (F), was always sung at the anchor capstan or windlass and was an outward-bound song.

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

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 90).

The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 93, 94).

The Record

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.

Rio Grande F - Capstan Shanty

The full lyrics

Rio Grande (F)

Oh, Capitain, Capitan, heave yer ship to,
– Away down Rio!
For we,ve got some mail; to be carried home by you.
– We’re bound; for the Rio Grande,

Then away, love away!
– Away down Rio!
– Sing fare-ye-well, my bonnie young girl,
– We’re bound; for the Rio Grande,

* 2 *

Oh, Cap’tan, you’re sailin’ to England away,
An’ we will not see it for many a day.

* 3 *

Oh, Cap’tan, you’ve weathered full many a gale,
So have yer ship to for to pick up our mail.

* 4 *

Oh, Cap’tan, ye’ll pick up our letters for home,
To carry a letter from us who do roam.

* 5 *

Oh, Captain, Cap’tan, our ensign we’ll dip,
Pray tell’em at home that you,ve spoken our ship.

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