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Cyril Tawney: Nautical Tawney

Cyril Tawney: Nautical Tawney (Ada ADA104CD)

Nautical Tawney
Songs of the Old Seafarers
Cyril Tawney (1930-2005)

Ada Recordings ADA104CD (CD, UK, 2003)

All songs traditional, arranged and performed by Cyril Tawney;
Original recordings Neptune Tapes;
Compiled and re-mastered by Oliver Knight at Panda Studios, Robin Hood's Bay;
Front cover: Steven Tawney, Cyril's grandfather, taken in Malta while serving on HMS Partridge II, circa 1918;
Sleeve design by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Cyril Tawney, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232) (4.34)
  2. Waiting for the Day (Roud 1855) (2.31)
  3. Short Jacket and White Trousers (Roud 231; Laws N12) (2.18)
  4. Gosport Nancy (1.39)
  5. Rounding the Horn (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (4.20)
  6. Pull the String (Roud 511; Laws K40) (3.04)
  7. The Sailor Cut Down In His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (3.55)
  8. The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (2.55)
  9. The Maid on the Shore (Roud 181; Laws K27) (2.50)
  10. New York Girls (Roud 486) (3.24)
  11. The Fireship (Roud 4841) (3.27)
  12. Mary Ann (Roud 4438) (2.54)
  13. The Female Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (3.25)
  14. Yarmouth Town (3.12)
  15. Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear (Roud 1035) (3.06)

Tracks 3-4, 7, 10, 12, 14 are from Sailor's Delight (1990);
Tracks 1, 6, 8-9, 11, 13, 15 are from In Every Port (1992);
Tracks 2, 5 are from Seamen Bold (1992)