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 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
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The musical 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.