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Namiwakiru
11-18-2012, 08:19 AM
So I had one of the sea shanties from the Hatham prologue stuck in my head for ages and tried to find out what it was called.

Sadly the official soundtrack did not have any of the folk songs in the game, and more annoying still, people searching for these songs were being directed to, Haul on the Bowline, for all of the songs resulting in some confusion online as people searched for variations of Haul on the Bowline that dont exist.

Well I have done my home work and here they are, the 3 sailors songs from AC3


All 3 of these songs can be found in the mission, "Journey to the New World", the third mission in Sequence 1

-Haul on the Bowline-
(Plays at the start of the mission)

Haul on the bowline, our bully ship's a rolling,
Haul on the bowline, the bowline Haul!

Haul on the bowline, Kitty is my darlin',
Haul on the bowline, the bowline Haul!

Haul on the bowline, Kitty lives in Liverpool,
Haul on the bowline, the bowline Haul!

Haul on the bowline, the old man is a growlin',
Haul on the bowline, the bowline Haul!

Haul on the bowline, it's a far cry to payday,
Haul on the bowline, the bowline Haul!

Haul on the bowline, so early in the morning.
Haul on the bowline, the bowline Haul!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHjgUT6UJRg


-Press Gang / Aboard a Man O'war-
(Sung during the day by a solo sailor, best heard below deck)

As I walked out on London Street
A press gang there I chanced to meet
They asked me if I'd join the fleet
On board of a man-o-war, boys

Come brother shipmates tell to me
What kind of treatment they give you
That I may know before I go
On board of a man-o-war, boys

When I got there to my surprise
All they had told me was shocking lies
There was a row and a jolly old row
On board of a man-o-war, boys

The first thing they done they took me in hand
They lashed me with a ?tar of a strand?
They flogged me till I could not stand
On board of a man-o-war, boys

Now I was married and me wife's name was Grace
'Twas she that led me to shocking disgrace
It's oft I'd curse her ugly face
On board of a man-o-war, boys

When next I get may foot on shore
To see them London girls once more
I'll never go to sea no more
On board of a man-o-war, boys


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHX0tuchjAE
(Not the best version, a little over done compared to the in game version but better than most I found)


And finally the song that dug itself a hole in my brain and made me sing it for freaking days on end.

-Away Haul Away / Haul Away Joe-
(Sung at night by the sailors below deck while they drink and dance)

When I was a little boy so my mother told me, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

That if I did not kiss the girls, my lips would all grow mouldy, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

Way haul away, the good ship now is rolling, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

First I met a Yankee girl and she was fat and lazy, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

Then I met an Irish girl, she **** near drove me crazy, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

King Louis was the king of France before the revolution, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

And then he got his head cut off, it spoiled his constitution, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe

Way haul away, we're bound for better weather, to me
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvBHdw-EqLM&feature=related

Thx all, enjoy

Namiwakiru
11-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Shameless bump (only because I know its something many are looking for with no luck)

jamgamerforever
11-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Thank you! The moment the boat started loading in and I heard that tune I knew I had to have it.

Bookmarked :D

Namiwakiru
11-19-2012, 11:46 PM
Thank you! The moment the boat started loading in and I heard that tune I knew I had to have it.

Bookmarked :D


Lol, you are welcome.
Mine was Haul Away Joe, before I knew the words I was humming it for days and driving myself and others nuts

DBDDarkGrnTigr
04-01-2013, 07:08 AM
They lashed me with a ?tar of a strand?

The line is "They lashed me with a tarry strand." It refers to an extremely painful "right-of-passage" where hot tar would be poured onto a rope or whip, and then the new crewmate would be whipped with it.

Also, when you defeat Biddle, you can hear Faulkner begin singing a song as the mission ends. What is that song?

nitres15
04-01-2013, 01:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKdDtYigF7g