[Nz-folk] Come All you tonguers - tune?
john.archer at xtra.co.nz
Sun Apr 27 14:11:40 NZST 2008
I am putting together a web page on "Come all you Tonguers."
(An old whaling chanty, not a rude rugby song. OK?)
I've transcribed the tune from Colquhoun's "Song of a Young Country"
but his third line seems to be different from my memory of what is sung
today. Can anyone help me?
Doh = C, ray = D, me = E, fa = F, So = G
A | job for the | young-ster or |
ray | Doh, Doh, ray | me, me, fa |
old--- and | ail - ing---|
meee, ray | me, meee |
But I thought it is now usually sung going up to "So" at the end of
that phrase, and maybe with a couple more "the's" added
A | job for the | young-ster or the |
ray | Doh, Doh, ray | me, me, fa-a |
old and the | ail - ing---|
me, me, ray | me, Sooo |
The draft webpage is here.
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