Gimme De Banjo – Harding (short drag)

Interesting Facts about the Gimme De Banjo – Harding

The “Gimme De Banjo – Harding” version was given to Stan Hugill by Harding Barbadian, who said it was a very popular Hauling song aboard ships in the West Indian and Honduras Logwood Trade. This song will be reconstructed as the short drag (t’gallants yards), shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 341).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 341).

The Record of the Gimme De Banjo – Harding

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.

Gimme De Banjo (Harding) - Short Drag Shanty

The musical notation

Gimme De Banjo - Harding - music notation

The full lyrics

Gimme De Banjo – Harding

This is the day we make our pay day,
– Dance, gal, gimme de banjo!
Oh, that banjo, that seven string banjo,
– Dance, gal, gimme de banjo!

* 2 *

Haul away for Campeachy Bay,
Oh, haul away an’ sretch out for yer pay-ay,

* 3 *

A dollar a day is a buckera’s pay,
Oh, bend yer high shoes an’ lavender breeks, boys.

* 4 *

There’s my Sal, she’s the gal for me, boys,
Oh, I know that she’ll be, a-waitin’ for me-e.

* 5 *

I’ll bang on the banjo — that ping-a, pong-a banjo!
Oh, that banjo — that ping-a, pong-a banjo!

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