FAREWELL TO TARWATHIE

Latest update on 02/02/2015

Artist: Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd
Author: George Scroggie
Label: Riverside
Year: 1956

On Thar She Blow! (see also: Bonnie Ship The Diamond). Bert Lloyd learned it in Durban, South Africa at the end of his whale fishing journey in 1938. It's a whaling song set along the coasts of Greenland (1850). Scotish lyricist Scroggie was from Aberdeenshire.

Covers:

1965:

Bob Dylan [borrowed the tune for Farewell Angelina]

1965:

Joan Baez [idem]

1967:

A.L. Lloyd [on Leviathan!]

1970:

Judy Collins [in a documentary]

1983:

Liam Clancy

Tune similar with The Waggoner's Lad (see there) and Rye Whisky.

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