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I learnt this baby from some friends of a fiance a million years ago - i've never seen the words written down and one new verse was taught to me recently at Bromyard Folk Festival. Enjoy! It doesn't get much more British than this! x
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Sailing over the Dogger Bank – now wasn’t it a treat
The wind was blowing east north east – we had to give a sheet
You should’ve seen us rally – the winds ablowin’ free
On a passage from the Dogger Bank to great Grimsby

So watcha twigger she’s a proper jubby-jew
Give ‘er the sheet and let her rip with the boys to see ya’ thru
You should’ve seen us rally – the winds ablowin’ free
On a passage from the Dogger Bank to great Grimsby

The captain he’s a shagger of sheep and he loves a drop of good ale.
The first mate’s got a rope on his neck, he’s been seen in many a jail
The third mate is a bush ranger – he comes from the African Isle.
And take a look at the poor old cook coz it gets the bugger wild.

We are the boys who make a noise when we come home from sea.
We are the boys who make a noise, we have a jubilee.
We roam the town from pub to pub, we stagger from door to door
And when our money is all spent – we go to sea for more.

So watcha twigger as down the street she came.
Her high heels, her painted toes, Virginia’s on the game.
She is one of them flash girls, Gawd she cuts a shine.
She can do a double shuffle on the knickerbocker line!

So watcha twigger she’s a proper jubby-jew
Give ‘er the sheet and let her rip with the boys to see ya’ thru
You should’ve seen us rally – the winds ablowin’ free
On a passage from the Dogger Bank to great Grimsby


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Comments: 45
Fans: 4
Plays: 999
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Votes: 15
Uploaded: Jun 15, 2005 - 08:16:41 AM
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2005 - 07:23:29 AM Last Played: Mar 16, 2018 - 01:49:02 PM
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Comments
mandolinquent said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
I'd love to know what a double shuffle...
... on the kickerbocker line is. Or, on second thoughts, maybe I shouldn't enquire too closely. Great fun. Bawdy, old fashioned, salty smut delivered with great zest. Wonderful.


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caroline said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
I'd love to know what a double shuffle...
Lawd love ya - me ol' landlubber and thank you for your kind words x
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drakonis said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Enjoyably folksy
And I wished to hear a pennywhistle in the background,
and then partway into the song I could swear it was there
playing along as a ghostly disembodied harmony. Loved
the delivery, very fun!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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caroline said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Enjoyably folksy
i'm so glad you enjoyed it - thank you x
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said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
And a finer...
rendition of the Dogger Bank one will not hear unless
they find their way to to a pub where the sailors hang
out and the ships set sail.
I enjoyed this very much.

Jack
caroline said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
And a finer...
Jack - is that Jack Tar? - thank you for your appreciation - i'm looking through my memory for more shanties - i love you "sea" photos by the way - thank you x
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eltopo said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
What a fantastic...
....rendition!

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eltopo said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
What a fantastic...
....rendition!

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caroline said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
What a fantastic...
el topo - i will say this only once! - thank you, i'm glad you like. and thank you for asking in the first place - you helped to spur me on! hope you've survived the move! x
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said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
Caroline
I'm glad I got to meet you today! Welcome to MacJams!
Even though you've been a member for a few months... it's
about time you posted a few tunes. It's got to be so
difficult to sing like that! Any lawn mower friend of Rebs,
is a friend of mine!
caroline said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
Caroline
alimar - great to meet you too - any friend of rebsie's is a friend of mine - we gardeners must stick together! thank you for dropping by x
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Joanna said 4756 days ago (June 15th, 2005)
I think I need...
... some translating software. There's something
wonderful about hearing a song in a language with which I
think I have a passing famliarity, and yet not
understanding half of it. Loved your harmonies and
enthusiasm!
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caroline said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
I think I need...
joanna - weigh heigh me hearties - we seafarin' folk have our own language! i don't understand much of it either - although i do believe that "giving a sheet" refers to a sail! As for the sheep - i couldn't possibly say! Thanks for your appreciation - and our new-found friendship! xx
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mandolinquent said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
I think I need...
I think you'll find that sheet means what we landlubbers call rope. Sheep is
what sailors... oh, never mind.
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caroline said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
I think I need...
no, no. mando - that's farmers! or is that farmist? x

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alley-oop said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
So watcha twigger she%u2019s a proper jubby-jew?
There's still so much we barbarian yanks need to learn about about proper use of The Queen's English.
Great tune. Well sung.
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caroline said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
So watcha twigger she%u2019s a proper jubby-jew?
and here you are as promised Tom. Mando seems to have some kind of grasp on the words - 'praphs he'll explain what he can! Glad you liked it - thank you x
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stevel said 4755 days ago (June 16th, 2005)
It doesn't get more folk than this!
Great - this style is pretty unsual for Macjams. Good
tune..I feel like I should have a tankard of ale handy as I
listen!
S
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caroline said 4749 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
It doesn't get more folk than this!
thank you stevel - remind me to pay for that pint! x
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country john said 4749 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
fantastic . . .
. . . thought i'd pop 'round to have a listen . . .

. . . this is some brilliant stuff you've got here !

great to hear some good old fashioned singing . . .

. . . look forward to more

nice one
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caroline said 4748 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
fantastic . . .
country john - i'm flattered that you came by and even more so by your kind comments - thank you - x
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JOAN said 4749 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
oh my
think i had some kind of past life experience listening to this. this is great. your voice is perfect!
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caroline said 4748 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
oh my
wallyjoan - thank you - for the past, the present and the future x
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Einarus said 4748 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Great
I've always liked songs like this.
This is great!
Great voice!
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caroline said 4747 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Great
thank you einarus - with the wind in the right direction i'm hoping to find something else similar for your delectation and entertainment x
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TobinMueller said 4742 days ago (June 29th, 2005)
Personality
Wonderful personality in your voice. Transporting.
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caroline said 4738 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
Personality
thank you tobin - i hope you were transported to somewhere fantastic! x
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said 4738 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
fantastic
I love this. Put a smile on my face this morning.
caroline said 4738 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
fantastic
thank you brandon - if you are happy, then i am happy x
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ledebutant said 4726 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Watcha twigger!
I love you for posting this. It's so full of fun and soul and energy. You do great things with traditional music, Caroline and I hope there's lots more to come.

I googled a litttle bit about this song and found various versions of the lyrics, none as bawdy and energetic as yours. Apparently, some people have a slightly different opinion of the captain, but I'm willing to bet yours is right.

You give me no choice but to add myself to the "Caroline's fans list." It's that or walk the plank, right?
caroline said 4718 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Watcha twigger!
watcha! you do keep popping up in the most unexpected places - i left the snacks somewhere else - now i suppose i have to go and fetch some sea biscuits or some such - wait until i get back - english muffins as well i think, cucumber sandwiches and a cup of earl grey - yum - oh yes, and thankyee for thy appreciation of my ditty! x
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Anyse said 4684 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Aye, and I have a few as well . . .
Yes, this is the type of English folk music that I have
collected for many years. Tho I have not heard this one
before, I have many more that are even saltier (hehe, and I
am sure you do as well!).

I really enjoyed that you were able to be free to do this
accapella as well as the rejoindered duet. It gave the song
greater dimension than it would have had were you to do
it alone. Your voice is rather good really. It has a good
strength as well as a bit of chemistry to it. A great voice
for light theater.

What you have done for me is to give me the notion that I
can do about anything here without it having to be my
own original work. So, I may do a cover for my first entry
here.

Anyse
caroline said 4684 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Aye, and I have a few as well . . .
hmmm - i thought i'd find you here... okay anyse - i'll show you mine if you show me yours - email? i'm glad you feel that anything goes... it wasn't quite the effect i had in mind but it works nonetheless! of course - this kind of folk does belong to us folk and it is about time we took it back! i look forward to hearing your uploads anyse - soon!
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urbnite said 4684 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
:)
i LOVE the harmonies on this... i'd love to hear more folky
stuff like this from you!
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caroline said 4684 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
:)
thanks for your appreciation - you know what? i'd like to hear some more too - one day, just one day ... i'll have that audacity beaten into the corner - then it's a new hat! a new day! a new song!! until then - i'll hum at you in chat!! one love x
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screamalexz said 4541 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
pirates
hehe this is great. i love how your voice works with the words. i think it brings out the british in you :) im thinking of pirates now :)
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caroline said 4540 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
pirates
walk the plank me hearty - wandering around again chance???? thanks for dropping by here!!! lots of love to you xxx
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screamalexz said 4540 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
pirates
hehe i just found it under the keywords and realized it was a song by you i hadn't listened to so i did so.

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Dharma Logos said 4030 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Biographical.
This sounds like it was written about my friends who have had more adventure in the navy than I. When you sang this your notes weren't terribly accurate, but the off-notes somehow worked well for this song. You sing great harmony with yourself.
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caroline said 3802 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
off notes???
'praphs you should've been counting the 'on' notes instead!!! lol - thank you for dropping by and sorry to have taken sooo loooong in getting back to you!
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guitapick said 3803 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
I love...
...sea shanties...strong and free...you sing with a lot of spirit...

Bravo!
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caroline said 3802 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
thank you bob
especially for bringing this song into 2008!
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Fourth Window said 3682 days ago (May 24th, 2008)
love
it very much I love to whole idea here very great
i can here some good music to this
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caroline said 3679 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
you can hear music?
sheesh - now that - to me - is a talent. thank you for dropping by xox
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said 3671 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Dogger Bank
Now this is is absolutely brilliant. Very great british. ha ha
Dee x
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