Blow Ye Winds in the Morning

Interesting Facts about the Blow Ye Winds in the Morning

Blow Ye Winds in the Morning, This song mentioned by Stan Hugill – “Shanties from the Seven Seas” (1961) on page 220, comes from W. B. Whall – “Ships, Sea Songs and Shanties” (1913, 3rd edition). As W. B. Whall mentioned in his book: “This was a song of the midshipman’s berth rather than the forecastle… “. In Captain Whall’s book we can find four stanzas for this song, and also commented, that other (that Captain Whall omitted), stanzas we can find in the ballad of Percy’s Reliques, “The Baffled Knight,” which this song is based on.
This song will be reconstructed as the Forebitter, which I think is not have a big difference from the musical point of view from a midshipman’s berth.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Sea Songs Ships & Shanties” by W. B. Whall (4th extended edition 1913).

The lyrics:  “Sea Songs Ships & Shanties” by W. B. Whall (4th extended edition 1913).

Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 220).

The Record of the Blow Ye Winds in the Morning

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.

The musical notation

Blow Ye Winds in the Morning - music notation

The full lyrics

Blow Ye Winds, in the Morning

As I walked out one sunny morn to view the meadows round,
I spied a preatty primose lass come tripping o’er the ground,

– Singing blow, ye winds, in the morning,
– Blow, ye winds, Hi! Ho!
– Brush away the morning dew,
– Blow, ye winds, Hi! Ho!

* 2 *

I saddled me an Arab steed and saddled her another,
And off we rode together just like sister and like brother.

* 3 *

We rode along untill we came to a field of new-mown hay,
Says she, “Young man this pis the place for men and maid to play.”

* 4 *

I took her from her Arab steed and gently laid her down,
Says she, “Young man, oh pray take care, you’ll spoil my new silk gown.”

Related to this Forebitter

Oh Susanna

Susannavisan (Stan Hugill Translation)

Roll Alabama Roll! – Forebitter

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