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Rogue’s Gallery: The Art of the Siren, #39

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Song: Sting: Shallow Brown (2:31 minutes)
from Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, ANTI- 2006.

Artist’s website;
songs playlist.

Buy CD in Germany and elsewhere.

Image: Erin Audry: Somewhere, March 24, 2010.


1.: Fare thee well, me Juliana,
(Shallow, oh Shallow Brown).
Fare thee well, me Juliana,
(Shallow, oh Shallow Brown).

2.: And it’s shallow in the morning,
just as the day was dawning.

3.: Yes our packet leaves tomorrow,
and it fills my heart with sorrow.

4.: Oh me wife and baby grieve me,
it just breaks me heart to leave ye.

5. = 1.

The song in Wikipedia.

Explanatory liner notes by ANTI-:

The word shallow here is probably derived from challo, a West Indian word meaning half-caste. This beautiful sentimental song was first used for the pumps and later as a halyard chantey.

Written by Wolf

28. June 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Siren Sounds

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  1. 3. “yes our packet…”

    (packet ship)

    Hulton Clint

    31. December 2010 at 2:24 pm

  2. Aye, edited. Thank you for attention!


    31. December 2010 at 3:22 pm

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