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|Bound for the Rio Grande|
There many versions of "Bound for the Rio Grande" in the various song books I possess, including W.B. Whall's Sea Songs Ships and Shanties. The version I sing however can be found in Lieder, Songs und Gospels 3 which I prefer mainly because of the thirds that go so nicely with my concertina and for the fact that the lyrics cause no offence.
This song has become my "signature tune", not that my audiences have ever particularly noticed, in that I generally play it first to test out my concertina and my own form. A lot of concentration is required!.
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook but not yet in my personal repertoire
"Bound for the Rio Grande" has been recorded by:
Kimbers Men on "Kimbers Men" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Alan Mills on "Songs of the Sea" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
The Robert Shaw Chorale on "Sea Shanties" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Kimbers Men on "See You When the Sun Goes Down" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Various Artists on "Sea Songs & Shanties" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Tom Lewis on "Poles Apart"
Norman Luboff Choir on "Songs of the South/Songs of the Sea"
Thomas Stewart on "Songs of Gambling & The Sea"
Four 'n' Aft on "Running Free"
Geoff Grainger on "Mostly at Sea"
Ship'n Whales on "Swingin' from the Yardarm"