Miss Lucy Long

Interesting Facts about the Miss Lucy Long

“Miss Lucy Long”, a capstan song, is a shanty with West Indian connections. Broomielaw is a major thoroughfare in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. It runs adjacent to the River Clyde, on its north bank. Glasgow’s first quay was built at Brumelaw in 1688. Glasgow had strong connections with the Jamaica Sugar and Rum Trade. Stan Hugill picked up this song in Trinidad in 1931.
The song will be reconstructed by myself as the capstan shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 396).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 395,396).

The Record of the Miss Lucy Long

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.

Miss Lucy Long - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

Miss Lucy Long - music notation

And the full lyrics

Miss Lucy Long

Was ye niver down on the Broomilow, where the Yankee boys are all the go?
– Timme way-hay-hay-hay-hay-, hay-hay-ah-ha, me Johnny boys, ah-ha!
– Why don’t ye try for to ring Miss Lucy Long?

* 2 *

Oh, as I walking out one mornin’ fair, to view the view an’ take the air,

* 3 *

Oh, ’twas there I met Miss Lucy fair, ’twas there we met I do declare,

* 4 *

I raised me hat an’ said ‘how do?’ Sez she, ‘I will not walk with you.’

* 5 *

‘You dirty sailor, ye stinl o’ tar, besides I know what sailors are!’

* 6 *

‘My friend’s a Mate in the Blackball Line, in his uniform and his peak-cap fine.’

* 7 *

I left her there upon the quay, that gal she were too smart for me!

Related to this sea shanty

Et Nous Irons a Valparaiso (French)

Heave Away Me Johnnies A

Heave Away Me Johnnies C

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