Sailing music - SailNet Community
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 09-03-2012 Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
ParadiseParrot is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Milton, DE
Posts: 592
Thanks: 2
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Sailing music

None can compare with this, imho.
Dick

Flybyknight is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Morgan 33 O.I. Perryville
 
travlineasy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,574
Thanks: 4
Thanked 200 Times in 178 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Sailing music

I'll be cruising by myself most of the next 7 months, and during that time I'll be singing lots and lots of songs, mainly just to keep my voice and memory in good condition. Lots of country, Jimmy Buffett, 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s songs, all of which I perform regularly. When I finally arrive in Marathon, FL I'll probably think of some new ones to work on as well. So to me, sailing music is whatever I'm singing while I'm sailing. The one song I will not be singing is the Ballad Of The Edmond Fitsgerald by Gordon Lightfoot - damned depressing song for sailors, it is.

Cheers,

Gary
travlineasy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Senior Member
 
scratchee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 629
Thanks: 15
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Sailing music

Not to be a stick in the mud, but my favorite sailing music is the water lapping against the hull.
Flybyknight and SchockT like this.
scratchee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
smurphny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 3,662
Thanks: 93
Thanked 111 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Sailing music

Quote:
Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
I'll be cruising by myself most of the next 7 months, and during that time I'll be singing lots and lots of songs, mainly just to keep my voice and memory in good condition. Lots of country, Jimmy Buffett, 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s songs, all of which I perform regularly. When I finally arrive in Marathon, FL I'll probably think of some new ones to work on as well. So to me, sailing music is whatever I'm singing while I'm sailing. The one song I will not be singing is the Ballad Of The Edmond Fitsgerald by Gordon Lightfoot - damned depressing song for sailors, it is.

Cheers,

Gary
I still do a gig now and then and sing some of Gordie's songs. Everyone always likes The Wreck of the E.F. It is a great song IMHO...."The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound, as a wave broke over the railing and every man knew as the captain did too, t'was the witch of November come stealin." Poetry. Remembering the lyrics to it is a good brain exercise!

Check out some of Gordon Bok's songs for some down-to-earth maritime folk tunes. Kagan, bring the dory home.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

Last edited by smurphny; 09-03-2012 at 07:36 PM.
smurphny is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Senior Member
 
scratchee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 629
Thanks: 15
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Sailing music

Quote:
Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
I still do a gig now and then and sing some of Gordie's songs. Everyone always likes The Wreck of the E.F...
I was reading about that ship just a few days ago, and was interested to learn that in 2010 he changed a lyric to reflect new information recently learned:

Was:

"At seven P.M. a main hatchway caved in; he said,
'Fellas, it's bin good t'know ya!'"

Is now:

"At 7 p.m., it grew dark, it was then he said,
'Fellas, it's bin good t'know ya!'"
scratchee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
smurphny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 3,662
Thanks: 93
Thanked 111 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Sailing music

Didn't realize he changed the lyrics. Did they discover the hatchway did not cave in?

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
smurphny is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Senior Member
 
scratchee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 629
Thanks: 15
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Sailing music

I think the hatchway caving in was just a theory. I guess someone finally made an official statement that it was only conjecture. Apparently that line was actually a cause for distress among the surviving families of the deck crew.
scratchee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
HANUMAN
 
RobGallagher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 2,223
Thanks: 23
Thanked 57 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Re: Sailing music


Last edited by RobGallagher; 09-03-2012 at 09:14 PM.
RobGallagher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 13 Old 09-03-2012
Quirky
 
Sublime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Texas
Posts: 594
Thanks: 5
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Sailing music


This post is made from recycled electrons

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.

My girls:
1974 Alcort Minifish-Minifish
2001 Drascombe Lugger-Penelope
2004 Hunter 260-Miss Muffet
Sublime is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mr. Music Please! pinayreefer Gear & Maintenance 11 08-01-2011 11:34 PM
'I am sailing against the tide in our music industry' (The Times of India) NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-13-2006 11:15 AM
USA. Clarence Clemons highlights night of music, fun at Redbone 'Fruits of our Labor' party @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-14-2006 04:15 AM
Sailing Music - Favorites offline2004 General Discussion (sailing related) 3 03-08-2006 10:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome