Der Hamborger Veermaster (German)

Interesting Facts about the Der Hamborger Veermaster

Der Hamborger Veermaster, the Low German version very popular from known to every German sailing-ship man, was sung aboard the German four-masted barque Pamir as late as1951. This song was sung as a capstan anchor shanty, especially when raising the “mud-hook”.

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 107).

The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 112).

The Record of the Der Hamborger Veermaster

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.

Der Hamborger Veermaster - Capstan Shanty

The full lyrics

Der Hamborger Veermaster

Ick heff mol en Hamborger Veermaster sehn,
– To my hoodah, to my hoodah!
De Masten so scheef as den Schipper sien Been.
– To my hoodah, hoodah, ho!

– Blow, boys, blow for Californio,
– There is plenty of gold, so I am told,
– On the banks of Sacramento.

* 2 *

Dat Deck weer von Isen, vull Schiet un vull Smeer,
Dat weer de Schietgäng eer schönstes Pläseer.

* 3 *

Dat Logis weer vull Wanzen, de Kombüs weur vull Dreck,
De Beschüten, de leupen von sülven all weg.

* 4 *

Dat Soltfleesch weer gröön, un de Speck weer vull Maden,
Kööm gev dat blots an Wiehnachtsobend.

* 5 *

Un wulln wi mol seil’n, ik segg dat jo nur,
Denn lööp he dree vörut und veer wedder retur.

* 6 *

As dat Schipp, so weer ok de Kaptain,
De Lüd for dat Schipp weern ok blots schanghait.

Related to this sea shanty

Bound for the Rio Grande (Cecil Sharp Version)

Rio Grande (B)

A Long Time Ago (C)

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