Roller Bowler – Trinidad Version

Interesting Facts about the Roller Bowler – Trinidad Version

“Roller Bowler – Trinidad Version”, the capstan shanty, that Stan Hugill counts as the family of the shanties uses the expression “high-rig-a-jig”. According to an author of the “Shanties From The Seven Seas”, is definitely Negro-Irish type of sailor work-song. Shanty that was sung aboard the West Indian Sugar and Rum Traders, Stan Hugill picket this version out of the Trinidad.
This song will be reconstructed as the capstan shanty.

The source of the Roller Bowler – Trinidad Version

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 348).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 348).

The Record of this sea shanty

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

Roller Bowler - Trinidad Version - musical notation

The full lyrics

Roller Bowler – Trinidad Version

As I rolled out one mornin,
– Hooraw, you roller bowler!
As I rolled out one mornin,
I met a dou-dou fair,
– Timme high-rig-a-jig an’ a ha-ha!
– Good mornin’, ladies all.

– Hooraw, you roller bowler,
– Timme high-rig-a-jig an’ a ha-ha!
– Good mornin’, ladies all.

* 2 *

I axed her for to come wid me,
I axed her for to come wid me,
A-down the Bristol Docks,

* 3 *

She le-eft me and she ran away,
Shee left me and she ran away,
She didn’t like me jib.

* 4 *

I squared me yards an’ sailed away,
I squared me yards an’ sailed away,
An’ to the pub I went.

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