Shenandoah – Bullen

Interesting Facts about Shenandoah – Bullen

Shenandoah – Bullen, is another capstan shanty with the name “Shenandoah”, a song given by F.T. Bullen “Songs Of Sea Labour” (1914). Stan Hugill mention is that Bullen says, about the first four shanties from his collection, where “Shenandoah” was fourth:
“They are negro Chanties all right enough, but they were not in common use onboard ship. If however, it has demurred that the time is long since I learned them and memory may fail me, I can only reply I heard them every day for about a month, that I have never forgotten a tune I once learned, no matter how long ago it may have been, and consequently the correctness of these airs may be thoroughly relied on.”

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 177).

The lyrics:  “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 177).

The Record of the Shenandoah – Bullen

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 (F. T. Bullen) - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

Shenandoah - Bullen music notation

The full lyrics

Shenandoah (F. T. Bullen)

Oh, Shenandoah, my bully boy, I long to hear you holler,
Way ay, ay ay ay, Shenandoh,
I lub ter bring er tot er rum en see ye make a swoller,
Way ay, ay ay, Shenandoh.

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