Haul Away Joe (Demo)

by GurdyBird

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GurdyBird's Folktronica reworking of the traditional sea shanty "Haul Away Joe".

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lyrics

I don't sing but here are the words that are traditionally sung with this tune:

When I was a little boy so my mother told me, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe
That if I did not kiss the girls, my lips would all grow mouldy, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

Way haul away, the good ship now is rolling, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe
Way haul away, we're bound for better weather, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

First I met a Yankee girl and she was fat and lazy, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe
Then I met an Irish girl, she damn near drove me crazy, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

Way haul away, the good ship now is rolling, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe
Way haul away, we're bound for better weather, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

King Louis was the king of France before the revolution, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe
And then he got his head cut off, it spoiled his constitution, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

Way haul away, the good ship now is rolling, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe
Way haul away, we're bound for better weather, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

credits

released April 12, 2014
Arranged, adapted, programmed, and performed by GurdyBird (Tamsyn Swingler)
Photograph by Peter Carter of Eye of the Beholder, Carmen Photography
Edited for track image by GurdyBird (Tamsyn Swingler)

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GurdyBird England, UK

Based in Cornwall, GurdyBird plays a Hurdy-Gurdy over her backing tracks which she performs, programmes and records herself, creating original compositions and unusual renditions of traditional folk tunes & shanties, performing with her music videos projected where possible for a multimedia, story-telling effect. She also roams acoustically at events, performs plugged & also dabbles in remixing. ... more

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