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Folk Song – New York Girls

Another sea shanty, this one learned from Stan Hugill’s material book “shanties from the seven seas”. Hugill was one of the last true shantymen, singing work songs on some of the last sailing ships and this book contains some 400 songs that he learned on ships around the world.

The more commonly known words to this, as sung by Bellowhead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-07tZeb3I), tell of a sailor on shore leave getting scammed by a prostitute. I prefer this version which has some brilliant wordplay.

Enjoy!

Lyrics: from memory
Takes: 2

Download: New York Girls

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