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Coyote
04-29-2013, 10:55
Throughout human history, from Gregorian chants to modern folk songs, music has been employed to lift spirits and unite various cultures towards common purposes. The microcosm of seafaring society is not exempt from these oral traditions, as evidenced by shanties with origins in rhythmic work chants and rousing “fo’c’sle” songs sung by off-duty crew.

Thanks to a generous grant from the U.S. government, I have been able to conduct extensive research in the history and origins of music from the Golden Age of Sail.* As part of this research a poll was conducted in an effort to determine the most popular maritime tunes. The top five results from our poll are provided above in random order.

It occurred to me that many of you may not be familiar with some of these tunes so I rummaged through youtube to find the best renditions available. Links to each are provided below for your reference and listening pleasure. Since many of these songs have been passed down in the oral tradition, their exact origins are difficult to pin down. The dates shown are approximate.

Double-Click Link-->Blow the man down (Circa 1860) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h1scwwUGBI)
Double-Click Link-->Drunken Sailor (c. 1855) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw)
Double-Click Link-->In The Navy (c. '79) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw)
Double-Click Link-->Beyond the Sea (c. '49) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEIDep_UMmk)
Double-Click Link-->Das Leibe Schiff (c. '77) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgpxb3jyeI0)

*In the United States the Golden Age of sail is generally accepted to be the era just prior to the proliferation of steam ships. (c. 1830 to 1880)

Gaz67
04-29-2013, 11:30
I believe you missed a very important one.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpIlLqfd_xI

Short but a I believe a winner.....

Coyote
04-29-2013, 11:39
Nice one. I considered these as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4w4lafinU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBwsG8ubFw

...but, being my first poll posting, I figured a modicum of decorum was in order.

Gaz67
04-29-2013, 11:42
decorum?? decorum...NEVER, I say never, flog that man.....

Coyote
04-29-2013, 11:44
decorum?? decorum...NEVER, I say never, flog that man.....

If you haven't guessed already, I have a tendency toward setting that particular bar, really, really low.

Gaz67
04-29-2013, 11:48
Well I do like the idea of aiming for the lowest level, anything above that and I've excelled....

Coyote
04-29-2013, 11:56
I've learned that life is more simple the lower I keep everyone's expectations of me.

Coog
04-29-2013, 12:48
Well since somebody opened the door, here's another one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He-LBIyBUz8

Coog
04-29-2013, 12:51
But seriously, here is one that while it was not about the sea, was very popular in several variations amongst sailors:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khxx3sCVhtE

Coog
04-29-2013, 12:59
Not a traditional song but here's one for all the pirates on our site:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQGTaS0IFOs

7eat51
04-29-2013, 13:00
Gordon Lightfoot's - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - though not AoS, is well worth a listen.

In the Navy?????????????????????????????


http://youtu.be/9vST6hVRj2A

7eat51
04-29-2013, 13:05
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Southern Cross


http://youtu.be/F3kImL2gDkI

7eat51
04-29-2013, 13:07
Looking Glass - Brandi - again, not AoS, but captures the sailor's heart


http://youtu.be/N-tRXewCAmU

Coyote
04-29-2013, 13:15
Well since somebody opened the door, here's another one:



I didn't want to be the first.
:thanks:

Coog
04-29-2013, 13:19
I didn't want to be the first.
:thanks:

Just another one of those threads that's gone out of control.:happy:

Coyote
04-29-2013, 13:24
Just another one of those threads that's gone out of control.:happy:

My work here is nearly done. But first...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppYgrdJ0pWk

lest we forget...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfSLuEj99d0

Chew on that last little brain worm for a while.

:singin:

Coog
04-29-2013, 13:41
When I saw this I realized why so many British sailors during the age of sail deserted to the American Navy to get away from British ships!:happy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Np-PjftJN8

DeRuyter
04-29-2013, 14:13
I see no one has voted- so I did! The dittys take on more meaning when you have raised a tops'l to the tune! Having heaved on a line to the tune of "Drunken Sailor" I voted for it! :rum:

Eric

Gunner
04-29-2013, 16:53
Well since somebody opened the door, here's another one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He-LBIyBUz8

Will somebody please close the door.

Coog
04-29-2013, 16:55
Will somebody please close the door.

And nail it shut!

pward
04-29-2013, 17:06
I don't like any of them.... how about fare well and ado (also known as spanish ladies)?

Coyote
04-29-2013, 17:50
I see no one has voted- so I did! The dittys take on more meaning when you have raised a tops'l to the tune! Having heaved on a line to the tune of "Drunken Sailor" I voted for it! :rum:

Eric

Once, while in Singapore, I saw a saucy young lass perform a routine set to the third song on the list. Coincidentally, that performance involved a pole. For $50 she'll heave your line for you. Another $5 and she'll leave the sailor hat on in the process.

Next time you're in Singapore, stop by the Jade Palace Dance Hall and Massage Imporium. Ask for Madame Wu. Tell her Lord Captain Charles, the Second Beef of Wellington sent you and the first Singapore Sling will be on the house. And please give Madame Wu my warmest regards.

Coyote
04-29-2013, 17:55
I don't like any of them.... how about fare well and ado (also known as spanish ladies)?

I'm afraid I don't know that tune. However, I can sing softly and far, far away.

Coyote
04-29-2013, 17:57
Will somebody please close the door.

Apparently, nautical nonsense is not something you miss.:takecover:

Gunner
04-29-2013, 18:03
Apparently, nautical nonsense is not something you miss.:takecover:

Don't miss it at all.

Diamondback
04-29-2013, 22:17
Does the Intruder March from Flight of the Intruder or "Hymn to Red October" count?

Naharaht
04-29-2013, 23:52
I like this version of 'In the Navy'.


http://youtu.be/jC61zbu0ZLk

Wargamer
04-30-2013, 00:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lux9-LTBrw

Jack Aubrey
04-30-2013, 02:34
Throughout human history, from Gregorian chants to modern folk songs, music has been employed to lift spirits and unite various cultures towards common purposes. The microcosm of seafaring society is not exempt from these oral traditions, as evidenced by shanties with origins in rhythmic work chants and rousing “fo’c’sle” songs sung by off-duty crew.

Thanks to a generous grant from the U.S. government, I have been able to conduct extensive research in the history and origins of music from the Golden Age of Sail.* As part of this research a poll was conducted in an effort to determine the most popular maritime tunes. The top five results from our poll are provided above in random order.

It occurred to me that many of you may not be familiar with some of these tunes so I rummaged through youtube to find the best renditions available. Links to each are provided below for your reference and listening pleasure. Since many of these songs have been passed down in the oral tradition, their exact origins are difficult to pin down. The dates shown are approximate.

Blow the man down (Circa 1860) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h1scwwUGBI)
Drunken Sailor (c. 1855) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw)
In The Navy (c. '79) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw)
Beyond the Sea (c. '49) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEIDep_UMmk)
Das Leibe Schiff (c. '77) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgpxb3jyeI0)

*In the United States the Golden Age of sail is generally accepted to be the era just prior to the proliferation of steam ships. (c. 1830 to 1880)

Hi Charles,
you wrote Das Leibe Schiff, but I did not find a song like this. Do you mean Das Liebe Schiff ? Or do you mean the song "Weiß ist das Schiff, das wir lieben"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT3uqhFfLhg

Is that the right song?
Greetings

Jack Aubrey
04-30-2013, 03:57
This one :angry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A19q7rysLs

Coyote
04-30-2013, 06:34
Hi Charles,
you wrote Das Leibe Schiff, but I did not find a song like this. Do you mean Das Liebe Schiff ? Or do you mean the song "Weiß ist das Schiff, das wir lieben"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT3uqhFfLhg

Is that the right song?
Greetings

Jack, the song titles in my first post are clickable links to the songs. Just double click on the titles. Although, being from Germany you might not recognize "Das Leibe Schiff" when you hear it since it's really an American song.

Comte de Brueys
04-30-2013, 08:33
In the Navy - no other choice for me. :wink:

Coyote
04-30-2013, 14:56
I made the hyperlinks in the first post a little more obvious for those of you who may not have known they were there.

Coog
04-30-2013, 19:37
For the fans of "Master and Commander" here's the complete song that was being sung around the Captain's table:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY1fUAPYH3M

Coyote
04-30-2013, 20:24
Get your lighters out, boys. It's power ballad time.


http://youtu.be/e5MAg_yWsq8

Coyote
04-30-2013, 20:35
My ship, HMS Incorrigible, is an equal opportunity vessel. To prove the point, here's one for the Church-goers (if any exist out there).


http://youtu.be/jRv-fgfLFTk

As if the point wasn't already proven with In The Navy.

RichardPF
05-01-2013, 05:23
OK, So just how did this one get missed?


http://youtu.be/jtnqNEmvb1o

CHolgren
05-01-2013, 05:52
Not necessarily a Nautical tune, but always made me laugh when I saw it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jeSc7MOlus

Beowulf03809
05-01-2013, 07:22
I had to vote for Drunken Sailor with only the options and the fact that it was the tune for the old Sid Meir's Pirates! game. But I'm glad to see some of the others posted.

It was mentioned but no link so...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34v1hyfHXdQ

Ulrich already posted my personal choice, but the wrong version...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKnIi05XNK4


And there's also...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeI03Xn-clc

This ones' a bit 'harder' than Blondie and such but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaiJE8ndADE

:rum:

Coyote
05-01-2013, 08:05
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Bravo Zulu for all who continue to capture the true spirit of this thread.

Well done, and thanks.

:hatsoff:

Coyote
05-01-2013, 08:23
This ones' a bit 'harder' than Blondie and such but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaiJE8ndADE

I love the Alestorm tune. I was glad to see someone class up this thread with a little metal. The best I could come up with was this, (not nautical) tune with supposed 17th century origins. The lyrics include booze, women and gunfire so it's not all bad.


http://youtu.be/boanuwUMNNQ

Beowulf03809
05-01-2013, 10:04
Alestorm has a lot of well themed tunes to get your inner Pirate good and worked up. I will always have a soft spot (?) for good old metal.

Tommy Z
05-01-2013, 21:47
I like this version of 'In the Navy'.


http://youtu.be/jC61zbu0ZLk

You beat me to it, David! :rum:

Jack Aubrey
05-02-2013, 01:56
You beat me to it, David! :rum:

Yessss, that`s funny :happy:

Jack Aubrey
05-02-2013, 02:00
What`s about this ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRIAoqrNayw

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqs0ZAJngls

a little bit romantic, but good :hmmm:

Coyote
05-02-2013, 07:10
For all you pirates out there looking for treasure, here's where you might find some...


http://youtu.be/96745VT8Jec

7eat51
05-02-2013, 09:13
Charles, remind/inform us about your grant? In the midst of our song-sharing flurry, that somehow was overlooked.

Coyote
05-02-2013, 13:42
Charles, remind/inform us about your grant? In the midst of our song-sharing flurry, that somehow was overlooked.

We're both from the Chicago area so I'll put it to you in a way you'll easily understand...For anyone willing to keep "overlooking" any previous mentions of a grant, there may be an open position for "research assistant" on the "Nautical Beverages Project" made possible through the generous support of yet another taxpayer funded government grant.

7eat51
05-02-2013, 14:56
Hmmm. The Nautical Beverages Project. I think I will have to PM you about that.

So you live in Gray's Lake. Any good restaurants up there?

CHolgren
05-02-2013, 16:49
And I wonder why Parkinsons Research Funds are so hard to come by:hmmm:

Coog
05-02-2013, 16:54
And I wonder why Parkinsons Research Funds are so hard to come by:hmmm:

The U. S. Government does have its priorities. And people wonder why Texans are always talking about going back to being our own independent republic.

7eat51
05-02-2013, 23:42
And people wonder why Texans are always talking about going back to being our own independent republic.

If you do, I will probably ask for help finding a house, and a reference/sponsorship for my wife and me to immigrate.

Coyote
05-03-2013, 13:38
Hmmm. The Nautical Beverages Project. I think I will have to PM you about that.

So you live in Gray's Lake. Any good restaurants up there?

For Grayslake and central Lake County dining, the options are somewhat limited, but it really depends on your definition of “good.”
If you like everything deep-fried then Sammies and Dog ‘N Suds are well-established GL institutions. There’s also the obligatory national fast-food chains and local pizza joints. We do have a Lou Malnati’s but it’s take-out only so no fried cheddar cubes or ice-cream covered cookies.

Family-style dining includes Fred’s in the "city" center. It’s popular with the locals, as is Kawa the “Mongolian Sushi” place near the abandoned fairgrounds. I have not had the pleasure of visiting either of these establishments. There are also a few other places I won’t mention unless you like spaghetti in the styling of Celebrity Chef Boyardee. It’s usually served fresh from the can, though.

For the more refined blue-collar palate, downtown GL is host to the relatively new Bulldogs Grille where they serve up gourmet-style burgers and some of the best classic shakes around. Conveniently located across the street and one block east of Unique Gifts and Games where you may find me procuring useless gaming miniatures by throwing handfuls of cash previously intended for my kids’ college funds.

While at Bulldogs, I recommend trying the Bluto Burger. From their menu:

“Four ½ lb patties stuffed with grilled onions and pepper jack cheese, smothered in apple bbq sauce & 12 pieces of bacon then topped with jalapeno cream cheese and a big slab of onion rings. But wait…there’s more! We serve this bad boy with one pound of our hand cut fries smothered in cheese and chili!”

A bargain at $18.95. Finish it in 30 min or less and you get a free t-shirt and your picture on their “Wall of Fame.” Don’t and get your picture posted on the “Wall of Shame.” Either way, you'll be dubiously famous among the denizens of Grayslake.

For finer, yet reasonably priced fare, you’ll need to travel outside of Grayslake. Libertyville is host to Bottaio. An exceptional restaurant that is part of the Oliverri family of Italian restaurants. The Oliverri chain also includes Abruzzo in Deerfield, Trattoria Oliverii in Northbrook and Oliverri North in Antioch.

Ad Lib Café in Lindenhurst sports a talented chef serving up seasonal, locally-sourced haute cuisine. The "Spontaneous Tasting Menu" consists of four courses of whatever the chef feels like serving and is roughly $90 pp with a wine paring. For more frugal diners, I highly recommend at least stopping by Ad Lib for a bowl of the chef’s lobster broth. Your cardiologist will hate you but screw him. That soup’s so good you’ll want to put your &!ck in it. Although, I wouldn't recommend it because it’s really hot and part of the reason I’m no longer allowed within 500 feet of the establishment.

If you’re partial to the drink then Grayslake’s own Glunz Family Winery has a wide array of wine for any connoisseurs out there looking for a bottle of anything aged and fermented less than 5 days in a bathtub. For a truly good cocktail, the mix-masters at The Vine in downtown GL will whip up a mean top-shelf mojito or any other frou-frous concoction that floats your boat.

7eat51
05-03-2013, 13:51
Thanks Charles!

As for enjoying food, my initials are EAT, and wife's family is in the restaurant business. We enjoy quality regardless of the genre. Hence, we enjoy everything from really good hot dogs to really good classical or really good haute cuisine. Growing up in the city, we were exposed to food from just about every part of the world. About the only thing we don't do are chain restaurants with the exception of Maggianos.

I think Bulldogs, Ad Lib, and the winery will be on our summer list.

Cool Breeze
05-03-2013, 16:02
I feel we missed two very important choices here. First the obvious...

Come Sail Away - Styx

Now for the not so obvious that'll you'll go show all your friends ASAP...


http://youtu.be/Awf45u6zrP0

Coyote
05-03-2013, 18:57
Thanks Charles!

About the only thing we don't do are chain restaurants with the exception of Maggianos.

I think Bulldogs, Ad Lib, and the winery will be on our summer list.

The Oliverri restaurants are a local chain and I actually prefer them over Maggianos. Bulldogs and Ad Lib are a must, but skip the winery. When I said "fermented less than five days in a bathtub," what I really meant is most of their selections taste like they were filtered through the sweaty underwear of a Biggest Loser contestant after an eight hour workout. However, if you insist on giving them a try anyway, you can sample their concoctions Wednesday evenings at the Farmer's Market starting in June. You'd be much better off washing down a Bulldogs burger at The Vine just a few doors west of the grill.

Coog
05-03-2013, 19:11
What? No BBQ or Tex-Mex.:question:

7eat51
05-03-2013, 22:24
The Oliverri restaurants are a local chain and I actually prefer them over Maggianos. Bulldogs and Ad Lib are a must, but skip the winery. When I said "fermented less than five days in a bathtub," what I really meant is most of their selections taste like they were filtered through the sweaty underwear of a Biggest Loser contestant after an eight hour workout. However, if you insist on giving them a try anyway, you can sample their concoctions Wednesday evenings at the Farmer's Market starting in June. You'd be much better off washing down a Bulldogs burger at The Vine just a few doors west of the grill.

Ah. I misread the winery "recommendation". We will definitely pass on that one. Thanks.


What? No BBQ or Tex-Mex.:question:

Unfortunately, I am usually disappointed with BBQ places up here that don't specialize in Chicago-style BBQ. There's one establishment in Urbana - The Black Dog Smoke and Ale House - that has good BBQ.

GreenLaborMike
05-03-2013, 22:32
As for enjoying food, my initials are EAT, and wife's family is in the restaurant business.

That raises a question...what's the story behind your handle? At first, I figured it was some form of 733T-speak, but then I realized that you probably have no idea what that is. So..7eat51? It reminds me of my kids' favorite joke at the moment...Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 ate 9! This cracks them up every time.

7eat51
05-03-2013, 23:08
No idea of what 733T-speak is? No idea? Of course I know what it is - 733T being code for leet which is short for elite which refers to online gaming language, also 733T can be used for hackers' language. At least that is what I just read online once I looked it up, having never seen it before.

7 was a nod to the Almighty - 7 being a Biblical number for God
EAT is easy - my initials, the A being Anthony, an ever present component in any true Italian-American's name
51 - the number I used on all my softball and basketball league uniforms as homage to one of the greatest American Football linebackers of all time - **** Butkus

4561

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GreenLaborMike
05-03-2013, 23:24
Coincidentally, my middle name is Anthony as well. No italian heritage though. Half Hungarian and and half New England WASP.

And I like the references. Butkus was an amazing player, and his name is the best football name ever save one (in my book): Bronko Nagurski.

7eat51
05-04-2013, 01:26
Coincidentally, my middle name is Anthony as well. No italian heritage though. Half Hungarian and and half New England WASP.

And I like the references. Butkus was an amazing player, and his name is the best football name ever save one (in my book): Bronko Nagurski.

Between goulash and clam chowder, you have some of the culinary food bases covered. Hungarian, now that is a difficult language to learn. One of my friend's brother lived there, and came to speak like a native. Hungarians thought he was Hungarian. Slightly different than my experience with English. When I started college, the school registered me for an English class for non-native speakers. Then they found out I was born and raised in America. Apparently, Southside Chicagoese was not a recognized dialect at the time.

Bronko Nagurski, another Chicago Bear (http://chicagosportsmemories.blogspot.com/2010/12/powerhouse.html):

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Berthier
05-04-2013, 01:37
Unfortunately, I am usually disappointed with BBQ places up here that don't specialize in Chicago-style BBQ. .

What's is Chicago style BBQ? Down here BBQ means meat cooked outdoors on an open grill, in the past wood burning flames but nowadays usually gas fired. Beef, chicken, fish doesn't matter, charred to death common if not so tasty.:bleh:

7eat51
05-04-2013, 01:55
What's is Chicago style BBQ? Down here BBQ means meat cooked outdoors on an open grill, in the past wood burning flames but nowadays usually gas fired. Beef, chicken, fish doesn't matter, charred to death common if not so tasty.:bleh:

BBQ basically means cooking on a grill, and the better BBQ chefs usually cook at low heat and for a long time, and will experiment with different types of wood to create unique flavors. However, there are different regions in the U.S., each having their twist on how this is done, especially regarding seasoning, sauce, and cuts of meat. Some regions use dry rubs, some tangy sauces, etc. Chicago-style BBQ primarily refers to meat cut, that being rib-tips and hot links (a type of sausage).

In the part of the city where I am from, you often get the best BBQ from places at which you order and receive your food through bullet-proof glass. It kind of adds to the ambiance.

Gunner
05-04-2013, 02:03
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Butkus is my #1 American football player ever. Watched him play many times. The scary part is that I'm two years older than he is.


the greatest American Football linebackers of all time - **** Butkus

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Coog
05-04-2013, 02:03
When cooking at home, its the same here as Austrailia. BBQ "restaurants" usually slow cook meats for hours in a large smoker. Beef brisket is usually the preferred meat in Texas but other types are also served. A lot of folks in Texas, like me, have their own smaller smokers. Chicago BBQ must have something to do with Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle.":happy:

There are different styles and meat preferences across the US. Here's a link that might help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBQ

7eat51
05-04-2013, 02:09
Chicago BBQ must have something to do with Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle."

True on several levels. I think Chicago culture is definitely unique and tied to its history fairly strongly. My wife and I watched a documentary on Chicago from its founding to 1900; it helped me make sense of some of our habits almost a century later.

I like Texas BBQ - just wish the Texas BBQ places up here put more time and effort in the food and less in the thematic decor.

Berthier
05-04-2013, 02:16
Here's a link that might help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBQ

Well that's more information on BBQ than I probably expected! I'm still "choking" on getting takeaway from someone behind bullet proof glass, you guys live in a truly different world :wink:

Berthier
05-04-2013, 02:18
just wish the Texas BBQ places up here put more time and effort in the food and less in the thematic decor.

I've been to many an "Irish pub" with that problem.

Coog
05-04-2013, 02:24
I like Texas BBQ - just wish the Texas BBQ places up here put more time and effort in the food and less in the thematic decor.

It's like that with so called authentic restaurants in other places. I shudder to think what Mexican food is like up there.

7eat51
05-04-2013, 02:24
Well that's more information on BBQ than I probably expected! I'm still "choking" on getting takeaway from someone behind bullet proof glass, you guys live in a truly different world :wink:

This isn't everywhere - you need not fear visiting the States. You will find that those on the Anchorage from the Chicagoland area live in very different types of neighborhoods with very different types of cultures. The Southside is probably unique in that way - a bit rougher than most areas.


I've been to many an "Irish pub" with that problem.

Same is very true here.

Coog
05-04-2013, 02:38
This isn't everywhere - you need not fear visiting the States. You will find that those on the Anchorage from the Chicagoland area live in very different types of neighborhoods with very different types of cultures. The Southside is probably unique in that way - a bit rougher than most areas. Same is very true here.

I don't think I've ever seen a place in Texas where you get takeout food from someone behind bulletproof glass. Of course down here not just the criminals have guns.

Gunner
05-04-2013, 03:11
I don't think I've ever seen a place in Texas where you get takeout food from someone behind bulletproof glass. Of course down here not just the criminals have guns.

That's the one good thing about Texas and don't forget Arizona, it's legal for residents to carry. Places like LA, New York, Chicago etc just Cops and criminals carry them.

PS Almost forgot to add politicians.

Berthier
05-04-2013, 03:11
I was in the UK in the 80's during the time of the Brixton riots. They had bars covering the counter in KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken in those days) in that part of London, your order came out through a small hole in the bars, similar to old style bank security. Every city has it's rough areas and at different periods I guess they can be rougher than others.

CHolgren
05-04-2013, 05:31
True on several levels. I think Chicago culture is definitely unique and tied to its history fairly strongly. My wife and I watched a documentary on Chicago from its founding to 1900; it helped me make sense of some of our habits almost a century later.

I like Texas BBQ - just wish the Texas BBQ places up here put more time and effort in the food and less in the thematic decor.
Make a trip to the north side and try Smoque, on Pulaski just south of Irving Park, They've some of the best around Chicago. Be warned, your seated where there's room, so you may be at a table with a total stranger.

CHolgren
05-04-2013, 05:34
Well that's more information on BBQ than I probably expected! I'm still "choking" on getting takeaway from someone behind bullet proof glass, you guys live in a truly different world :wink:

That's on the south side of Chicago. I live in an upscale suburb and the pretentious aspect of most retaurants here conflict with my rural Montana upbringing.

7eat51
05-04-2013, 08:30
I don't think I've ever seen a place in Texas where you get takeout food from someone behind bulletproof glass. Of course down here not just the criminals have guns.

Hopefully, the laws here will change in the near future. I think we're finally starting to see people wake up and look at reality for the first time.


Make a trip to the north side and try Smoque, on Pulaski just south of Irving Park, They've some of the best around Chicago. Be warned, your seated where there's room, so you may be at a table with a total stranger.

Thank you. We will check this out.


That's on the south side of Chicago. I live in an upscale suburb and the pretentious aspect of most retaurants here conflict with my rural Montana upbringing.

We were in downtown Naperville last year, planning on spending the day. We lasted about 10 minutes and were gone. Funny what makes people uncomfortable.

Coyote
05-07-2013, 08:57
When you're talking about Authentic Tex-Mex or Southern BBQ in the upper Midwest you really need to put the "Authentic" in quotes. BBQ in Chicago is a perfectly grilled Maxwell Street Polish.

Every region has a specialty. For us it's deep-dish pizza with sausage covering the entire bottom of a buttered crust. It's Italian Beef soaked through the roll "au jus." It's a Vienna Beef hot dog served on a poppy seed bun because a 'dog isn't a 'dog unless it snaps when you bite it.

Link-->Tastes of Chicago (http://www.tastesofchicago.com/)

If you want to risk life and limb in pursuit of a meal, don't go grizzly hunting. Walk into one of those aforementioned south-side eateries and ask them to put ketchup on your hot dog. The bullet-proof glass isn't there to protect the folks behind the counter. It's there to protect the tourists who don't know any better.

Among all the jerseys I own for any team in any sport, there is only one in my closet that has a name and number on it. In the NFL HOF, the Chicago Bears dominate in two player position categories. The first being line backers with Butkus arguably the greatest among them. The other position is well represented by the man I consider, the greatest football player of all time. The only player number I wear belongs to the guy hurdling three line backers in this pic...

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Gunner
05-07-2013, 10:51
As my all time favorite announcer Cosell would say, "and there goes Sweetness".
God, those were the days.



Link-->Tastes of Chicago (http://www.tastesofchicago.com/)

Among all the jerseys I own for any team in any sport, there is only one in my closet that has a name and number on it. In the NFL HOF, the Chicago Bears dominate in two player position categories. The first being line backers with Butkus arguably the greatest among them. The other position is well represented by the man I consider, the greatest football player of all time. The only player number I wear belongs to the guy hurdling three line backers in this pic...

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Coyote
05-07-2013, 11:59
As my all time favorite announcer Cosell would say, "and there goes Sweetness".
God, those were the days.

Amen. May he rest in peace.

7eat51
05-07-2013, 17:02
When the Bears had class, personality, and talent.

Cory, you're at 100 posts. Congrats on your promotion. :salute: :rum:

Diamondback
05-08-2013, 17:44
eric, you ever get out my way you'll have to check out Casa Mia. It's a chain, but a small family-run one... better than Buca di Beppo for Italian IMO, and I'm always on the lookout for good Italian.

7eat51
05-08-2013, 22:26
eric, you ever get out my way you'll have to check out Casa Mia. It's a chain, but a small family-run one... better than Buca di Beppo for Italian IMO, and I'm always on the lookout for good Italian.

Sounds good. If and when we are in your area, it would be fun to dine together. As someone whose last name ends in a vowel, I am always up for good Italian. There is a little restaurant on the northside of Chicago own by two sisters from our hometown in Italy. It is a taste of Heaven - homemade pasta every day. A very dear Sicilian friend owns one here in Bloomington that eases our pain. Ho fame. Andiamo a mangiare.

Chanfan
05-13-2013, 12:07
Wow, this thread tacked hard to port.

Various nautical tunes I like.

I've always been partial to just how gruesome the lyrics to this really are -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzcv5TJkJBA

This is a link (http://bards.lendral.com/music/welcome/beverlyanne.html) to a more traditional type tune, "Beverly Anne".

Chanfan
05-13-2013, 12:07
And finally, I've always liked this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuGGNsE3_8Y

kduke42
05-14-2013, 11:01
Two songs not mentioned-- but fine-- are "Maid of Amsterdam" ("A rovin'") and "I know I'll never go to see no more."

I've sung both around a campfire and they are rousing!

OmegaLazarus
05-20-2013, 09:00
I've always liked "Sam's Gone Away" as good one to lead people (especially kids and the uninitiated) on since it is like a cadence in it's structure of repetition and the multitude of verses you hear.

OmegaLazarus
05-20-2013, 09:08
Also, if we are talking about foodways, I am lucky enough to live in Nashville, TN. We have a local thing called 'Hot Chicken.' It is a fried chicken quarter battered with a spice batter (and no sauce). Served nominally as an open faced sandwich. Basically they put a Breast quarter on a slice of white bread and some sliced pickles on it.

It is delicious, but not for the faint of taste buds. I love spicy food and have never gotten past 'medium' at most places. LIke others have said, you get the best of this from small cinder block shacks with bars everywhere and terrible spotty operating hours. Here is a great quick little documentary on it.

http://youtu.be/72xXxV9qIPg

FYI - To you Chicago's, part of my degree is folk studies and I must say that I am very impressed with the amount of foodways you guys have. I also personally LOVE all of them from Gyros to Dogs to Pizza.

kduke42
05-20-2013, 09:36
My goodness, I don't think I've ever seen a thread wander so far off course. Must have been a very odd wind blowing. Food, football, Texas BBQ, and Texas BS have little to do with nautical music

Gunner
05-20-2013, 12:06
My goodness, I don't think I've ever seen a thread wander so far off course. Must have been a very odd wind blowing. Food, football, Texas BBQ, and Texas BS have little to do with nautical music

You think this is bad, check out the the other posts.
By the way you left out Chicago politicians.
Until the releases start, expect more off the subject conversations.

Пилот
11-25-2013, 17:53
Drunken Sailor, of course!

And next to it I found very interesting one (although non-nautical): http://youtu.be/MZ35SOU9HTM

Btw, I missed part about BBQ and must nottice, there's no true BBQ if there's no charcoal :beer:

Andy Blozinski
11-25-2013, 22:19
The South Park Somalian pirate song is kind of catchy.

Shoot@Me
01-07-2014, 12:07
Not sure how many of you gentlemen are video gamers. Here is a long video sampling all the early 18th century tunes that the crew will sing in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. They are supposed to be contemporary to the period, although they are called "sea shanties" despite that term originating in the 19th century.

Drunken Sailer is my favorite available in the poll, although I am a fan of Spanish Ladies (Jaws, anyone?) and Runnin' Down to Cuba.

These were a great addition to the game.


http://youtu.be/bx5uegVP-78

Capn Duff
01-11-2014, 12:00
Voted Drunken sailor

But back in the 60s and early 70 there was a popular folk/ pop group in the UK called "The Spinners " who had a number of nautical numbers in their repertoire

Wargamer
01-11-2014, 12:58
None of the above. I prefer some of Al Stewart's stuff;

Old Admirals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59BeWSmPkCk

Hanno the Navigator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7RD7ebZUA

and there are others of this ilk.

Coog
01-11-2014, 15:13
None of the above. I prefer some of Al Stewart's stuff;

Old Admirals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59BeWSmPkCk

Hanno the Navigator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7RD7ebZUA

and there are others of this ilk.

I am familiar with Al Stewart's more popular songs, like Roads to Moscow, but had never heard these before. Thanks for posting.

csadn
01-11-2014, 17:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtnqNEmvb1o

;)

KeithS
01-20-2014, 11:59
I'd like to put a mention in for a recent phenomenon in the UK The Fisherman's Friends; a group of Cornishmen from Port Isaac, mostly working fishermen, who sing all kinds of sea associated songs. I have seen them in concert and briefly met them afterwards and must say you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch of chaps. Sadly they were touched by tragedy last year when one of their members and their manager were killed while on tour, which curtailed their performances but I am hoping that they eventually get back to singing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3afGi3REu8

You might also enjoy this one, which while not a sea shanty, is IMHO still pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYA_0R7Vw1s

Gunner
01-20-2014, 12:28
Now that was pleasing to the ears. Thanks Keith.:beer:

KeithS
02-20-2014, 06:21
Just an addition to my post on The Fisherman's friends, they were guest singers at the UK 2014 Folk Awards last night singing a medley of sea shanties. http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e24mxj/acts/a45hzc#p01skry5

7eat51
02-20-2014, 07:11
I'd like to put a mention in for a recent phenomenon in the UK The Fisherman's Friends

Keith, I don't know how I missed this post, but thank you for posting again today. Absolutely great. :thumbsup:

I agree with Ed, very pleasing to the ears. I'll definitely be looking for a CD.

Пилот
02-20-2014, 12:23
Fisherman's

Nice song!

John Paul
02-21-2014, 02:19
I'm also partial to "Spanish Ladies", which has one verse sung during the evening jaunt in Master & Commander!!:beer::thumbsup:

BootYourFace
03-05-2014, 21:31
Here's something from Canada!

Barrett's Privateers - Real McKenzies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKGPxr86ME

I rather like this version, but I may be bias as I like The Real McKenzies. Originally written by Stan Rogers, tells the story of the only survivor of an ill-fated journey for American gold during the American Revolution.

Other than that, Heart of Oak! Was surprised it wasn't mentioned! (though I might have missed that!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NXFCDgyanA

Naharaht
06-13-2014, 15:54
Here is another nautical theme from a well known BBC children's programme.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sabq0BS_qLw

Pappy Liam
08-10-2014, 00:38
Here is one of ours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LangKMh9wuU

Gunner
08-10-2014, 01:14
Here is one of ours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LangKMh9wuU

That was pretty good:beer:. Which one are you?

Pappy Liam
08-10-2014, 01:47
I am the drummer ion the front of the stage

Gunner
08-10-2014, 02:14
Great job. It's always nice to see who you are talking to:beer:.

Pappy Liam
12-09-2014, 16:13
Here's one for ya,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQIQkzJ__38

This is of course not us but here is the website of my group.

www.seadogs.org

7eat51
12-09-2014, 19:58
That's great, Leigh. I was out for coffee with one of my students this afternoon. I told him to watch Waiting for Guffman over break. All, but the last film, in this series were great.

There was abuse in my family, but it was mostly musical in nature. - Terry Bohner

7eat51
12-09-2014, 20:03
How long have you been with the Seadogs, Leigh? Looks quite fun.

Bolithio
12-09-2014, 20:57
This is in my playlist right now:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAtMan8mNzM

Kentop
12-10-2014, 12:14
All these postings and not one mention of the sailor's hornpipe, the most well known and beloved sea shanty ever written? Shame on you lubbers.

http://youtu.be/wZnykEu0nW8

Union Jack
12-10-2014, 16:28
Of course you can't forget the blessed anthem:


https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&type=blfnt_1127&p=hearts%20of%20oak

Union Jack
12-10-2014, 16:30
and don't forget:


https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A7x9UnXVyIhU3U0Aixx3Bwx.?p=sea+shanties&fr2=sb-top&hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&type=blfnt_1127

Union Jack
12-10-2014, 16:30
https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A7x9UnXVyIhU3U0Aixx3Bwx.?p=sea+shanties&fr2=sb-top&hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&type=blfnt_1127

Bolithio
12-10-2014, 17:27
Any Nova Scotia for ye? The Real McKenzie's do a good version of this as well...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0CvSIhF_tA

...just noticed BootYourFace's posts above... 10,000 shots my friend~

Bolithio
12-10-2014, 17:39
OK, one more, I finally found it. This is my all time favorite sailing song, especially for this genre and will be in the playlist every night I play SOG!

The first broadside we gave to them which made them cause to wonder
Her rigging and her mainmast came rattling down like thunder
we drove them from their quarter, they could no longer stay
Our guns did roar! We made quite sure we showed them British play!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eJ0s1s0uMo

Gunner
12-10-2014, 18:16
Any Nova Scotia for ye? The Real McKenzie's do a good version of this as well.

Thanks Bolithio. One of the best I've heard. Will use it when I play a sloop action.(or when I have a schooner):beer:

Ozariig
12-30-2014, 12:58
I'm a Stan Rogers fan, so I can't help but post another of his songs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS3X1GlwnBs

Pappy Liam
12-31-2014, 04:38
I have been with them for about 12 years now. We perform at Renaissance fairs and the ths Dickens Christmas fair in San francisco. We also have our own Pirate festival in June.
http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/

Pappy Liam
12-31-2014, 04:42
My favorite Stan Rodgers is NorthWest Passage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVY8LoM47xI

Bligh
06-24-2015, 03:20
I may have missed this one somewhere whilst reading these posts but my favourite is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=669minzpICI

Bligh.

MWBell
08-23-2016, 11:36
Ahoy, Mates!

It's been a while since I've been on, but I just saw this poll and had to add my 2 cents worth. I also add the following link for your enjoyment ...

https://youtu.be/sGWs1HK8iDU

If somebody's already posted this, I'm sorry for the redundancy.

Mike

Bligh
08-23-2016, 12:54
No problem Michael.
It is always to revisit these old songs.
Quite a few new members may not have found them and I have never listened to them all myself.
Just keep dipping in now and then.
Rob.

Bligh
02-17-2017, 04:15
Felt it time that we added to our list here.
One you can sing as your Favorite shipmate gets his from an unlucky chit draw.


The Legend of Fiddlers Green.

It is often said that when a sailor wishes to leave the sea, he should - walk inland with an oar over his shoulder, until he comes to a place deep in the country, when the villagers ask - 'what it is he's carrying...' Only then will he have reached the place that the bards, yarn tellers and fiddlers sing about.

It is a place where the people, will sit him outside the Village Inn with a glass of grog, a pipe forever filled with fragrant tobacco and from where he can watch the maidens dancing on the Green.


In this song it is a dying sailor who casts his imagination to that elysian utopia.
Research suggests that the phrase 'Fiddler's Green' dates back to well before 1825, concurrent to the time when a song or story of this description was first known. It also has connections with the Irish music tradition, and it is in those traditions that the song given here was written or re-crafted by John Connolly in the 1960's.
To put the situation to the right, The fiddler in this story is not one who plays the violin, but he that is adept in the use of the 'fid', a spiky instrument found on the side of seaman's knives, the thing that is often said to be used to extract stones from horses hooves, but in reality is used to open the lay of a rope so that a splice can be made.
Larger examples are sometimes referred to a as marlinespike.





As I roved to the dockside one evening so fair
To view the salt water and take in the salt air
I heard an old Sailor a-singing this song
Oh, take me away boys, me time is not long.


Wrap me up in me oilskin and blankets
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
And I'll see you someday on Fiddlers Green".


Now Fiddler's Green is a place I've heard tell
Where the sailors all go if they don't go to hell,
Where the weather is fine and the dolphins do play
And the cold northern oceans are far, far away.

CHORUS

Now when you hang up your oar and the long trip is through
There's pubs and there's clubs and there's lassies there too
And the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
And there's bottles of rum grow'n on every tree.

CHORUS

Where the skies are all clear and there's never a gale
And the fish jump on board with one swish of their tail,
Where you lie at your leisure, there's no work to do
And the skipper's below making tea for the crew.

CHORUS

Now I don't want a harp nor a halo, - NOT ME
Just give me a breeze and a good rolling sea
I will sing and I'll dance as we sail along
With the wind in the riggin to sing me a song.

CHORUS

As I roved to the dockside one evening so rare,
To view the still waters and take the salt air,
I heard an old Sailor a-singing this song:
"Oh, take me away, boys, my time is not long.

Wrap me up in me oilskin and blankets
No more on the docks I'll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates, I'm taking a trip mates
And I'll see you someday on Fiddlers Green".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zviVCHO2_8k


Bligh.

Union Jack
02-18-2017, 02:09
I voted but would have voted for the theme tune from Captain Pugwash. The very first maritime programme I watched all those years ago.

Bligh
02-18-2017, 02:20
Must have made a big impact on you then Neil.
"Tom just smiled."
Rob.

Killick
07-02-2017, 06:04
Although I voted for the "Drunken Sailor" The song I like best is the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Bligh
07-02-2017, 08:01
I voted but would have voted for the theme tune from Captain Pugwash. The very first maritime programme I watched all those years ago.

Here you go Neil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpIlLqfd_xI

Rob.

Union Jack
07-06-2017, 15:23
After watching 6 episodes I'm hooked (again). Like being a 5 year old....again.

Bligh
07-06-2017, 15:36
:shock:I was still watching it when I was 9 Neil.:happy:
Rob.

Naharaht
07-10-2017, 01:28
I used to watch this series when I was much younger.

"And now.."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSCWi0ivx9w&list=PLMOJ05TrdIZA7pNQa5YjrHuPIDPdHPIod