One More Day

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Retired mariner and shanty man John Short sang this to Cecil Sharp in Watchet, Somerset, on 20th April, 1914, who published it that year in English Folk Chanteys. Short (1839-1933), affectionately nicknamed Yankee Jack after his exploits during the American Civil War, went to sea in in 1853 at the age of 14, retiring from ocean-going voyages in the 1880s due to his wife’s ill health. Alongside duties as Watchet’s Town Crier, then as commander of the local fire brigade, he continued to sing from his large repertoire with other sailors at the harbourside and in concerts.

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One More Day
Words and Music Traditional

I’m bound away to leave you,
Don’t let my parting grieve you,

We're homeward bound tomorrow.
I’ll leave you without sorrow,

One more day, Johnny, one more day,
Oh rock and roll me over for one more day.

Hear the Old Man growling,
Hear the mate howling,

Hear the captain pawling,
Hear the pilot bawling,

One more day, Johnny, one more day,
Oh rock and roll me over for one more day.

Hear the gulls cawing,
One more day rolling,

One more day furling,
One more day cursing,

One more day pumping,
One more day bracing,

One more day working,
Oh rock and roll me over,

One more day, Johnny, one more day,
Oh rock and roll me over for one more day.

Come row me to my lover,
The starlight be my cover,

No gales nor heavy weather,
Come rock and roll me over,

One more day, Johnny, one more day,
Oh rock and roll me over for one more day.

credits

from Death and Other Animals, released October 7, 2016
Benji Kirkpatrick - voice, bouzouki, guitars, mandolin
Saul Rose – voice, melodeons
Paul Sartin - voice, oboe, cor anglais, violin

Recorded at Halsway Manor
Produced and engineered by Rupert Christie
Mixed by Sam Burden at Empire Record Studios
Mastered by Nick Cooke at Pure Records

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