Spanish Ladies (minor-key “Yankee whalermen” version)

~ Song

Annotation

There are several version of the song “Spanish Ladies”—or rather, several families of versions (as sea chanteys can vary widely).

This version is the one about “Yankee whalermen,” as oposed to “British sailors,” “Newfoundlanders,” or “Queensland drovers.” It is sometimes the same as as “Talcahuano Girls.” It is also the one with a minor-key melody, as opposed to the major-key versions with the same words. (The major-key melody is also found with “true Newfoundlanders,” but almost never with “true British sailors.”)

Annotation last modified on 2018-10-08 22:41 UTC.

Relationships

lyricist and composer:[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
is based on:Spanish Ladies (“British sailors” version)

Recordings

DateTitleArtistLength
performance
2018-03-12Spanish LadiesChris Maden2:50