Randy Dandy O'

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Randy Dandy O' is an old Sea Shanty originally sung a cappella as a work song on ships. We introduced a chord sequence that breathed new life into the song and gave greater weight to its theme with strong imagery of life at sea, amongst the dark and mighty waves.

lyrics

Now we are ready to head for the Horn
(Way hey roll and go)
Our boots and our clothes, boys, are all in the pawn
(To me, rollicking randy dandy o')

Heave a'paul, oh heave away
(Way hey roll and go)
The anchor's onboard and the cable's all stored
(To me, rollicking randy dandy o')

Soon we'll be whipping her out through the locks
(Way hey roll and go)
Where the pretty young girls all come down in their flocks
(To me, rollicking randy dandy o')

Heave a'paul, oh heave away...

Come breast the bar bullies and heave her away
(Way hey roll and go)
For soon we'll be rolling her way down the bay
(To me, rollicking randy dandy o')

Oh heave away bullies, you parish-rigged bums
(Way hey roll and go)
Take your hands from your pockets and don't suck your thumbs
(To me, rollicking randy dandy o')

Heave a'paul, oh heave away...

Soon we're bound for Vallipo Bay
(Way hey roll and go)
Get cracking me lads it's a hell of a way
(To me, rollicking randy dandy o')

Heave a'paul, oh heave away...

credits

from Bedlam EP, released November 2, 2015
Traditional. Arrangement by Mazy House.

Lead Vocals: Ben Allen
Vocals: Rosie May
Guitar and Vocals: Joel Tait
Violin: Tanya Allen
Accordion: Andrew Rock
Bass: Ben Modley

Engineered by Ben Modley and Joel Tait

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Mazy House Watchet, UK

We are born of Somerset where Mazy means mad, and the Ancient Mariner mourns the sea alongside Shantyman sailor, Yankee Jack.

Publicans, farmers and nomads, we came together in early 2015; some old friends, others new. We draw raw sounds and inspiration as a group of artists with individual journeys. Gigging, exploring and studying, from our home and across the world.
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