Traditional Live Music In Bournemouth

Traditional Live Acoustic Songs
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    Drunken Sailor

    This song is called a stomping bull shanty because when you get to the chorus part of Hooray and Up She Rises part you are encouraged to stomp your feet. Arguably the most famous sailor song in history, “Drunken Sailor” is a must at any pirate party, especially late in the evening. It's another traditional song that has been recorded innumerable times The first published description of the shanty is found in an account of an 1839 whaling voyage out of New London, Connecticut to the Pacific Ocean. It was used as an example of a song that was "performed with very good effect when there is a long line of men hauling together". Capt. W. B. Whall claimed that this was one of only two shanties that were sung in the British Royal Navy

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    The Irish Rover

    The song describes a gigantic ship with "twenty-seven masts", a colourful crew and varied types of cargo in enormous amounts. The verses grow successively more extravagant about the wonders of the great ship.