Liverpool Judies, The (Row, Bullies, Row; Roll, Julia, Roll)

DESCRIPTION: The young sailor sets out from England to America. But a wild, drunken life lands him at the boarding-master's. Back at sea, he suffers cruelly at the hands of the mate (whom he curses to hell). (At last he arrives back in port)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924
KEYWORDS: sailor abuse drink return shanty
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 106, "Roll, Julia, Roll (Row, Bullies, Row)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bone, pp. 118-120, "The Liverpool Girls" (1 text, 1 tune, slightly cleaned up)
Colcord, pp. 176-177, "Row, Bullies, Row" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harlow, pp. 198-199, "The Liverpool Girls" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 401-403, "The Liverpool Judies" (3 texts, 3 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 304-306]
Morris, #22, "Blow, Bullies, Blow" (1 text, 1 tune, probably this but short enough that it might be something else; Roud classifies it with "Blow, Boys, Blow (I)")
Lomax-FSNA 30, "Row, Bullies, Row" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 66, "The Liverpool Pilot" (1 text, 1 tune, a perhaps slightly adapted version but with too many similarities to split)
Creighton-NovaScotia 126, "Liverpool Girls" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, LIVJUDY LIVJUDY2

Roud #928
RECORDINGS:
Anita Best, "The Liverpool Pilot" (on NFABest01)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Towrope Girls
NOTES: [Regarding their "Liverpool Pilot" version, Lehr/Best report] the singer "describes this as a heave-up shanty." The chorus is "And it's row, row, row bullies row For the Liverpool Pilot she have us in tow." - BS
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