Sing Sally O! (version B)

Interesting Facts about the Sing Sally O! (version B)

“Sing Sally O! (version B)” is a song which has two versions, capstan and halyard. Both versions Stan Hugill have from Harding Barbadian, who declared they were both used ‘ashore’ in the West Indies for any job where a work-song was needed.
The song will be reconstructed by myself as the halyard shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 389).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 389).

The Record of the Sing Sally O! (version B)

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.

Sing Sally O! (version B) - Halyard Shanty

The musical notation

Sing Sally O! (version B) - music notation

And the full lyrics

Sing Sally O! (version B)

Oh, good mornin’ Mudder Dinah, What is the matter?
– SING, Sally-O! FOL-lol-de-day!
Oh, hurrah! hurrah! my Mudder Dinah,
– SING, Sally-O! FOL-lol-de-day!

* 2 *

The news is goin’ round, the packet’s homeward bound,
O kiss yer gals an’ drinks all round, boys,

* 3 *

We’ll drink hot rum an’ let’s all have some fun,
We’ll soon be headin’ for the homeward run.

* 4 *

Goodbye to Mudder Dinah, there ain’t no gal finer,
Goodbye, goodbye to all the gals.

Related to this sea shanty

Coal Black Rose

Bunch O Roses (tune version 1)

Bunch O Roses (tune version 2)

Leave a Comment