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Mark Evans

Harry Belafonte/angelina

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Colleague at lunch mentioned a concertina song by Harry Belafonte. I've never heard it, but down loaded the lyrics. Cool.

 

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina

And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea

 

Yes it's so long since I've been home

Seems like there's no place to roam

Well I've sailed around the Horn

I've been from San Jose up to Baffin Bay

And I've rode out many a storm

 

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina

And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea

 

Well I've heard the bawdy tunes

I've been in honky tonk saloons

I took my liquor by the vat

Well I stayed on call for a rousing brawl

Home was where I hung my hat

 

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina

And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea

 

Now I've courted many a girl

I've been in ports all around the world

But my rambling days are done

I've been from Curacao up to Tokyo

And I've found there's only one

 

And she is Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina

And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea

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Oy, Mark, this brings back memories of my ex-mother-in-law! The only music on earth for her was that played on WNEW FM from NYC (now mourned as it was taken over by talk radio, but at the time it played nothing but hits from the 30s and 40s). At the time I didn't appreciate the richness of the musical offerings, but I guess I'm beginning to now.

 

I can hear her now, crooning off-tune as she washes the dishes to the strains of the tinny radio...

 

Not such a bad memory after all! -_-

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