Interesting Facts about Shenandoah D
This 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 is the version when crossed Sally Brown.
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 176, 177).
The Record of the Shenandoah D
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The full lyrics
O Sally Brown, I love your daughter,
Away, ye rollin’ river!
For her I sail across the water,
Away we’re bound to go;
‘Crosst the wide Missourah!
* 2 *
O Shenandoah’s a big plantation,
I’m shantyman of the Wild Goose Nation.
* 3 *
O Sally’s gal just took me fancy,
She’s clipper built; her name is Nancy.
* 4 *
O Sally Brown, I love yer dearly,
Ye had me heart or very nearly.
* 5 *
She lives alone in Kingston City,
It can’t be helped; oh more’s the pity,
* 6 *
I bought her coral beads and laces,
Often call her ‘Queen o’ Faces’.
* 7 *
Seven long years I courted Sally,
The sweetest flower in the valley.
* 8 *
Farewell, me dear; I’m bound; ter leave yer
I’m bound away; but won’t; deceive yer.