Richard Runciman Terry – The Shanty Book Part 2 (1926)

Richard Runciman Terry – The Shanty Book Part 2

Richard Runciman Terry – The Shanty Book Part 2 is one of the most recognized shanties collections ever. This is the second part; which was published in 1926; to the original first part, after additional five years of research, Richard Runciman Terry added another thirty-five shanties. Similar to the first part, along with sheet music for voice and pianoforte. The introduction and descriptions of shanties contain a huge amount of useful knowledge. This book is one of the many published during the so-called “Grand Hall shanty revival”. The content of the descriptions contains a lot of important information; e.g. the names of the seaman from whom the individual songs were obtained. This is a must-have for every Shanties enthusiast.

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Blow ye winds of morning

Interesting Facts about the Blow ye winds of morning

Blow ye winds of morning, this song mentioned by Stan Hugill – “Shanties from the Seven Seas” (1961) on page 220, comes from Richard Runciman Terry’s “The Shanty Book Part II”. R R Terry has it as a capstan shanty, same give it to us, Stan Hugill in his book. Also intriguingly Terry says it is the only instance of a sea song being sung as a shanty. In the case that this shanty was the only instance of a sea song being sung as a shanty, Stan Hugill however, pointed out examples of sea songs such as “Rolling Home” or “High Barbary”. They were all popular sea-songs that the end of the day finished as a shanty. Terry gives this song as a shanty from the shantyman known as – Mr. Short of Watchet, Somerset.
The song will be reconstructed by myself as the capstan shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “The Shanty Book part II” (1926) – Richard Runciman Terry.

The lyrics:  “The Shanty Book part II” (1926) – Richard Runciman Terry.

Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 220).

The Record of the Blow ye winds of morning

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Blow, ye winds of morning - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

Blow ye winds of morning - music notation

The full lyrics

Blow, ye winds of morning

As I walked out one morning fair
to view the meadows round,
It’s there I spied a maiden fair
come trip-ping o’er the ground.

– O blow, ye winds of morning,
– Blow, ye winds, hi! Ho!
– Clear away the morning dew,
– And blow boys blow.

* 2 *

My father has a milk-white steed
and he is in the stall,
He will not eat his hay or corn,
Nor will not go at all.

* 3 *

When we goes in the farmer’s yard
and sees a flock of geese,
We dang their eyes and cuss their tighs
And knock down five or six.

* 4 *

As I was a walking
Downby the riverside,
It’s there I saw a lady fair
A-bathing in the tide.

* 5 *

As I was a-walking
out by the moonlight,
It’s there I spied a yaller gal,
And her eyes they shone so bright.

* 6 *

As I was a-walking
Down Paradise Street,
It’s there I met old John de Goss,
He said, ‘Will you stand treat?”

Related to this sea shanty

Blow. Ye Winds (A)

Goodbye Fare-ye-well (C)

Goodbye Fare-ye-well (D)

Walk him along Johnny

Interesting Facts about the Walk him along, Johnny

Stan Hugill took this variation from Richard Runciman Terry’s “The Shanty Book Part II”, and also mentioned that Walk him along Johnny, Terry, and Sharp gained from the same shantyman, (John) Short of Watchet, and both it states is a halyard shanty, but the construction of song (like a grand chorus), it makes possible this shanty would be pump or capstan, Stan Hugill gives this song as the halyard shanty. Text and melody come from Richard Runciman Terry’s “The Shanty Book Part II”, and Cecil J. Sharp’s “English Folk-Chanteys” (unfortunately they both give only two verses).

This song will be reconstructed as the halyard shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “The Shanty Book part II” (1926) – Richard Runciman Terry (1st ed p 30, 31).

The lyrics: “The Shanty Book part II” (1926) – Richard Runciman Terry (1st ed p 30, 31).

Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 77).

The Record of the Walk him along, Johnny

Even though this Song is very short (only two stanzas), I have the impression that in the shape in which Terry and Sharp give it, i.e. the one in which I will try to sing it, this song has not been sung for at least 60 years, i.e. since Stan Hugill wrote about this version in his work.

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Walk him along, Johnny (R. R. Terry's Version) - Halyard Shanty

The musical notation of the Walk him along Johnny

walk-him-along-johnny music notation

The full lyrics

Walk him along, Johnny

Gen’ral Taylor gained the day.
– Walk him along, Johnny carry him along.
General Taylor gained the day.
– Carry him to the burying ground.

– Then away-ay you Stormy,
– Walk him along, Johnny carry him along.
– Way-ay you Stormy,
– Carry him to the burying ground.

* 2 *

Dan O’ Connell died long ago.
Dan O’ Connell died long ago.

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