Randy Dandy O!

Interesting Facts about Randy Dandy O!

Another representative of “roll and go” is “Randy Dandy O!”, a capstan and pumps song heard mainly aboard the old Cape Horners. This song comes from my favored shantyman Harding Barbadian, who declared to Stan Hugill, that it was popular on one of the small Nova Scotian barque he was once shipped in.

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 168).

The lyrics:  “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 168).

The Record of the Randy Dandy O!

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.

Randy Dandy O! - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

Randy Dandy O! music notation

And the full lyrics

Randy Dandy O!

Now we are ready to head for the Horn,
– Way, ay, roll an, go!
Our boots an, our clothes, boys, are all in the pawn,
– Timme rollockin’ randy dandy O!

– Heave a pawl, O heave away!
– Way ay, roll an, go!
– The anchor’s on board an’ the cable’s all stored,
– Timme rollockin’ randy dandy O!

* 2 *

Soon we’ll be warping out through the locks,
Where the pretty young gals all come down in their flocks,

* 3 *

Come breast the bars, bullies, an’ heave her away,
Soon we’ll be rollin’ her ‘way down the Bay,

* 4 *

Sing goodbye to Sally an’ goodbye to Sue,
For we are the boy-os who can kick ‘er through.

* 5 *

Oh, man the stout caps’n an’ heave with a will,
Soon we’ll be drivin’ her ‘way down the hill.

* 6 *

Heave away, bullies, ye parish-rigged bums,
Take yer hands from yer pockets and don’t suck yer thumbs.

* 7 *

Roust ‘er up, the wind’s drawin’ free,
Let’s get the glad-rags on an’ drive ‘er to sea.

* 8 *

We’re outward bound for Vallipo Bay,
Get crackin’, m’ lads, ’tis a hell o’ a way!

Related to this sea shanty

Rio Grande (F)

Bound for the Rio Grande (R. R. Terry’s Version)

Rio Grande (A. Connan Doyle version)

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