Interesting Facts about the Ranzo Ray C
Ranzo Ray is one of the shanties with the word Ranzo in chorus. The seamen what Stan Hugill learned this song from said it was a hauling song. Stan Hugill thinks it was also singing at the capstan but was much more popular as a halyard song.
This version Stan Hugill learned from Harding Barbadian, he also informed us about this version was used as the halyard shanty.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 249). I try to recreate this song from hearted Stan Hugill’s version from the album “Shanties From The Seven Seas” (1962), with The York & Albany Crew.
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 249).
The Record of the Ranzo Ray C
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
The full lyrics
Ranzo Ray C
We’re homeward bound from China, oh, aboard a Limey Liner –,
– RANzo, Ranzo, AWAY, a way!
We’re gettin’ out our long tall blues ter waltz the gals a -round
– Timme HI-lo, me Ranzo RAY!
* 2 *
We’ve ploughed the whole world over an’ now soon we’ll be off Dover.
We’ve ploughed the over, like a proper deepsea rover,
* 3 *
We’ll pass the cliffs of Dover, oh, an’ soon we’ll be in clover,
We’ll anchor in the Downs, for we’re bound for London Town.
* 4 *
We’re loaded down with courios from China an’ the Indias,
We’ll soon be seein’ all the gals, the gals we do adore.
* 5 *
We’ll drink an’ have our fun, sez every jolly Jonny,
The gals are waitin’ on the pier – the soon will have our money.