Padstowe Chantey

Words: Anonymous

Tune: (Attributed to) Mervin Vincent

 

A.K.A. Padstowe Farewell, A.K.A. Farewell Chantey. That fine old man Eric Ilot gave this to The Boarding Party, who found more verses and recorded it for Folk Legacy Records. ('Tis Our Sailing Time). I quote from that album: "It was discovered in a 19th century chapbook by Mervyn Vincent of North Cornwall." I'm assuming the tune is Mr. Vincent's.

I seems I've adjusted it to "local apparent reality" and have personalized it somewhat. G.B.

 

G: cellamba C: viola

 

It is time to go now

Heave away your anchor

Heave away your anchor

'Tis our sailing time

 

Get your sails upon her

Haul away your halyards

Haul away your halyards

'Tis our sailing time

 

Set her on her course now

Haul away your foresheet

Haul away your foresheet

'Tis our sailing time

 

Feel the seas run under

Haul away down channel

Haul away down channel

On the evening tide

 

When your days are over

Haul away for Heaven

Haul away for Heaven

God be at your side

 

 

Padstowe Chantey is recorded on the album Neighbors