Interesting Facts about the Blow Ye Winds (extra verses)
I want to introduce Blow Ye Winds (extra verses). Stan Hugill in his “Shanties From the Seven Seas” gives us three versions of this song, after the description of version A he mention that:
… Many of the verses sung to these refrains were also used by seamen — often in the unprintable form! …
These are those five verses mentioned by Stan Hugill, I think it will be a big loss to not sing these verses, and as far as I am aware, nobody sang these verses but Stan Hugill, or people who he heard them from. To make my theory even stronger I mention fact that verses don’t have a title or an author or any musical notation, so I will reconstruct them using notation from version A of Stan Hugill’s book.
This song will be reconstructed as the capstan shanty.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 219).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 219, 220).
The Record of the Blow Ye Winds (extra verses)
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The full lyrics
Blow Ye Winds (extra verses)
We have a cock in our barton, will cluck like any hen,
And often to myself I think, why ye are just the sen!
– Singin’ blow, ye winds, in the mornin’,
– Blow, ye winds, high-ho!
– See all clear yer runnun’ gear,
– An’ blow, me bully boys, blow!
* 2 *
We have a flower in our garden which we call Marigold,
And if you will not when you can, you shall not when you will.
* 3 *
As I went out one May morning to view the medows gay,
I met a pretty dairy-maid all in the new mown hay.
* 4 *
As I was ridding out one day I saw some pooks of hay;
Is this not a very pretty place for boys and maids to play?
* 5 *
There was a jolly farmer’s son who kept sheep on a hill,
He sallied forth one summer’s morn to see what he could kill.