The Wellerman

uit Nieuw-Zeeland
'The Wellerman', Traditionele 'sea-shanty' over de woeste walvisvaart. TikTok-hit van voorjaar 2021
Audiotrack 'The Wellerman'. Gitaar: Jirre Stoutjesdijk, viool: Erik Koning, overige+arr.: Peter Favier. Zang Steven Favier
Karaoke van 'The Wellerman'


She had not been two weeks from shore
When down on her a right whale bore
The captain called all hands and swore
He’d take that whale in tow


Before the boat had hit the water
The whale’s tail came up and caught her
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
When she dived down low


No line was cut, no whale was freed
The captain’s mind was not on greed
But he belonged to the Whaleman’s creed
She took that ship in tow


For forty days or even more
The line went slack then tight once more
All boats were lost, there were only four
But still that whale did go


As far as I’ve heard, the fight’s still on
The line’s not cut, and the whale’s not gone
The Wellerman makes his regular call
To encourage the captain, crew and all

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Marcel van Os bewerkte deze oude 'sea-shanty' met Nederlandse tekst van Frans Bertens tot een vierstemmig lied. Prima te zingen in combinatie met de 'Scheepscanon'.