Windy Old Weather

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "In this windy old weather, Stormy Old weather, When the wind blows We'll all pull together." Various fish jump from the sea and exhort the crew, e.g. "Up jumps the herring, the king of the sea, He laps on the foredeck and says, Helm's-alee"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950s (recording, Bob Roberts)
KEYWORDS: ship fishing nonballad storm shanty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South, West)) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Copper-SongsAndSouthernBreezes, pp. 204-205, "Stormy Ol' Weather" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, pp. 232-233,"Stormy Weather Boys" (1 text plus 1 fragment, 1 tune)
Creighton-FolksongsFromSouthernNewBrunswick 112, "Stormy Weather" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pottie/Ellis-FolksongsOfTheMaritimes, pp. 50-51, "Stormy Weather Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill-SongsOfTheSea, p. 130, "Fish of the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 70, "The Fish's Lamentation" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, WINDYWEA* (with a first verse from "Yea Ho, Little Fish" or the like) WINDYWE2*

Roud #472
Tom Brown, "Windy Old Weather" (on Voice12)
Sam Larner, "Haisboro Light Song" (on SLarner01); "Windy Old Weather" (on SLarner02)
Bob Roberts, "Windy Old Weather" (on LastDays, FieldTrip1)

Bodleian, Harding B 25(1029), "The King of the Sea," unknown (n.d.); also Harding B 28(102), "The King of the Sea," unknown (n.d.);
cf. "Stormy Weather Boys" (tune & metre)
Boston Come-All-Ye
NOTES [37 words]: I do not know that the two Larner recordings are in fact different -- these two compilations drew from the same collection of field tapes -- but as the titles are given as different I thought it prudent to separate them. - PJS
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