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Haul on the Bowlin'



TRACK DURATION: 0:01:17

  • LANGUAGE:
  • English

GENRE: Song, Information

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Midlothian
  • Parish - Edinburgh
  • Village - Edinburgh

TRACK ID: 61811

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1953.242

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1953.242.A2

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: 4 verses consisting of 2 lines, the second of which is a refrain.

Rev. James Duncan (Greig-Duncan, p. 497) notes that this song was "used for hauling the foresheet or bowline, the haul being at the last word". W. M. Doerflinger ('Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman', 1972, pp. 9-10) observes that the term 'bowline' has been out of use for a few centuries, suggesting that this song is at least that old.

See also:
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, p. 3, no. 1

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