Run Let The Bulgine Run

Interesting Facts about the Run Let The Bulgine Run

Run Let The Bulgine Run is a halyard shanty which like some of the other few shanties starts its existence on the railroad. Stan Hugill informs us that Song is definitely Negro origin. Not every shanty collector gives it as the halyard shanty, Cecil Sharp gives it to us as a capstan shanty. Bulgine was an American slang term for a railway engine.
This song will be reconstructed as the halyard shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 343).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 343).

The Record of the Run Let The Bulgine Run

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.

Run Let The Bulgine Run - Halyard Shanty

The musical notation

Run Ler The Bulgine Run - music notation

The full lyrics

Run Let The Bulgine Run

Oh, a bulgine once wuz a hear in’,
– RUN, let the bulgine RUN!
Oh, high ya! Oh aye yah!
– RUN, let the bulgine RUN!

* 2 *

Oh, she’s lovely up aloft an’ she’s lovely down below,
– RUN, let …
Oh, high …
– RUN, let …

* 3 *

She’s a dandy clipper an’ a sticker too.

* 4 *

With a dandy skipper an’ a bully crew.

* 5 *

Oh, we’ll run all night till the mornin’.

* 6 *

Oh, we’ll rock an’ roll her over.

* 7 *

Oh, we sailed all day to Mobile Bay.

* 8 *

Oh, we sailed all night across the Bight.

* 9 *

Oh, drive her, cap’ten drive her.

* 10 *

Oh, cap’ten make her ol’ nose blood.

Related to this sea shanty

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Blow The Man Down – Terry Version

Ane Madam – Bergen Version (Norwegian)

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