Mother Carey’s

Interesting Facts about the Mother Carey’s

Mother Carey’s, is just a small piece that survived from this beautiful capstan shanty, Stan Hugill tells us one of his friends, Scot called Macmillan, a man holding a master’s square-rig ticket, sang to Stan Hugill piece of the shanty. The shanty is related to tune to the British “Rolling Home”. Unfortunately only survived the one verse and chorus, exactly as much as the mentioned MacMillan remembered.

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 192).

The lyrics:  “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 192).

The Record of the Mother Carey’s

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.

Mother Carey's - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

Mother Carey's - music notation

The full lyrics

Mother Carey’s

The brave west wind it filled our top-s’ls,
an’ bore us outward bound,
Outward bound across the Western,
outward bound for ‘Frisco Town,

– Sheet it home — that, big main tops’l,
– Sheet it home — boys, good an’ true,
– For we’re bound — to Mot-her Carey’s,
– where she feeds — her chicks at sea.

Related to this sea shanty

Shenandoah – Bullen

Goodnight Ladies

Rolling Home By The Silver Moon