Interesting Facts about the Ved Ankerhioning
Stan Hugill mentioned the Ved Ankerhioning on page 124; he says, is this is the Norvegian version that Laura Alexandrine Smith gives us in her “The Music of The Waters” (1888). Sailors sing this shanty usually at the capstan. L. A. Smith gives also an English translation:
Solo.–” And the kaiser he sat in his castle so high.
Chorus.–Good-bye, fare you well; good-bye, fare you well.
Solo.–His crimson, my boys! we are homeward bound.
Chorus.–Hurra, my boys, We are homeward bound.”
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “The Music of The Waters” by Laura Alexandrine Smith (1888) (1st ed p 219).
The lyrics: “The Music of The Waters” by Laura Alexandrine Smith (1888) (1st ed p 219).
Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 124).
The Record of the Ved Ankerhioning
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The musical notation
The full lyrics
Og Keiseren sad paasit Noje Stot.
– Goodbye, fare you well, goodbye, fare you well.
Hans hoirode Kjole den klarham saa goot.
– Hurra, my boys; we are; homeward bound!