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libertyshiplad
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« on: December 10, 2018, 08:00:50 pm »

Prompted by Malim Sahib's comment on "Chakrata".
Remember the following sung by "Hungry Hogarths",Baron Line crews.
Don't think they can come better than this.

As I was wandering round the docks
A looking at the ships
I saw the Baron Cawdor
Underneath the tips
I asked the skipper for a job
He said "you'll do me fine"
Theres plenty jobs for bums & stiffs in the good old Baron Line.

The mate was from Iona
The skipper from Dundee
The bosun & the chippie from across the Irish Sea
The sailors from the Mersey
The firemen from the Tyne
You've never seen such a xxxxx crew till you've sailed with the Baron Line.

The cook he was from Senegal
The steward from Tyree
We had mutton for our dinner
And curry for our tea
The mates they got the bacon
The crew we got the rind
You've never seen starvation lads
Till you've sailed with the Baron Line.

Ye may have sailed in sailing ships,ye may have sailed in tramps
Ye may have been in whalers,off the Grand Newfoundland Banks
Ye may have been in tankers,and had a rough old time
But ye've never been through mill till ye've sailed with the Baron Line.

Does anyone remember others,don't suppose they are sung any more?


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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 09:34:46 pm »

To what tune was this sung? Mahim Sahib's BI song was to the tune of the Scots song "A Gordon for Me", which was about the Gordon Highlanders regiment of the British Army.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 05:59:04 pm »

Hello Bob
From very distant memories I can't recall the tune it was sung to,don't think it was any of the usual Scottish sing-a-longs!
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