Shenandoah B

Interesting Facts about the Shenandoah B

Shenandoah B, is one of the most popular of all capstan and windlass shanties, the “Shenandoah”. The interesting fact according to Stan Hugill is that no two shantymen ever sang the same pronunciation of the word “Shenandoah”. Shenandoar, Shannandore, Shanandar, and Shanidah were all used. This was a very popular version about an Indian chief.

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 175).

The lyrics:  “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 175).

The Record of the Shenandoah B

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.

Shenandoah B - Capstan Shanty

The full lyrics

Shenandoah B

Oh Missourah she’s a mighty water,
– Away, ye rollin’ river!
The red skin camp lies on her border,
– Away we’re bound to go,
– ‘Crosst the wide Missourah!.

* 2 *

O Shenandoah wuz a redskin maiden,
And a white man loved that redskin maiden,

* 3 *

Oh, the white man loved the Indian maiden,
With trade-goods his canoe was laden.

* 4 *

The chief refused the trader’s dollars
My daughter ye shall never follow

* 5 *

At last there came a Yankee skipper
Who winked his eye and flipped his flipper

* 6 *

He sold the chief some fire-water,
And stole the gal across the water.

* 7 *

O Shenandoah, I love yer daughter,
I’ll take her sailing cross yon rollin’ water,

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