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Cyril Tawney: Seamen Bold

Cyril Tawney: Seamen Bold (Neptune NEP 005)

Seamen Bold
Songs of Voyages, Battles and Shipwrecks, Volume 1
Cyril Tawney (1930-2005)

Neptune Tapes NEP 005 (cassette, UK, 1992)

Recorded at Lion Studios, Leeds, June-September 1992;
Engineer Guy Hatton;
Assistant engineer Phil Evans;
Produced by Cyril Tawney;
Picture: HMS ‘Brunswick’ at the Battle of the First of June, 1794

Musicians

Cyril Tawney, vocals, nylon-strung acoustic guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Noble Fleet of Whalers (Roud 285) (3.12)
  2. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250) (3.00)
  3. Haul Boys Haul (Roud 1788) (1.29)
  4. The Loss of the ‘Ramillies’ (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28) (2.02)
  5. The ‘Reuben James’ (Roud 17624) (2.01)
  6. Rounding the Horn (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (4.12)
  7. The Sinking of HMS ‘Hood’ (3.18)
  8. Admiral Benbow (Roud 227) (2.39)
  1. Waiting for the Day (Roud 1855) (2.25)
  2. The Loss of the ‘Titanic’ (Roud 3525) (3.47)
  3. The ‘Shannon’ and the ‘Chesapeake’ (Roud 1583; Laws J20) (3.09)
  4. Greenland Bound (Roud 970; G/D 1:10) (2.01)
  5. D-Day Boating (4.15)
  6. Polly on the Shore (Roud 811) (4.53)
  7. The Sinking of the ‘Graf Spee’ (Roud 2909) (2.28)
  8. Roll, ‘Alabama’, Roll (Roud 4710) (3.06)

All tracks trad. arr. Cyril Tawney except
Track 5 Woody Guthrie;
Track 13 Rod Shearman, Shep Woolley

Tracks 6, 9 were included in 2003 on Nautical Tawney;
Track 1 was included in 2007 on The Song Goes On