Songs of the Inland Waterways

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Song Title Author  
36 Miles Away from the Sea While/Matthews Video File Available Sound File Available
Alice White Alan Bell Sound File Available
All Hail This Grand Day - Sound File Available
All the Dark Clouds Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
Anderton Lift Arthur Marshall Video File Available
The Aqueduct Song (Long Way Down) Arthur Marshall Video File Available Sound File Available Chords Available
At Brum We Loaded Sauce Mal Edwards Sound File Available
The B & MK Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
The Ballad of the Brothers Gunn Trad/Hayward Music Available Sound File Available Chords Available
The Ballad of Rosie Cooper Sue Lee Sound File Available
The Bargee Langtry/Whalley/Hipkiss Sound File Available Chords Available
Bargees March Away Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Bargee Song - Sound File Available
The Bargemaster (Chigley) - Sound File Available
Barges Ralph McTell Sound File Available Chords Available
Big Diesel Blues Dusty Miller  
Big Ditch Flood Matthews/While Sound File Available
Birmingham Lads (The New Navigation) John Freeth Music Available Sound File Available
Birmingham-on-Sea - Sound File Available
Birmingham to London in 4½ Minutes Hilary Rhodes  
The Bishops turn'd Navigators John Freeth  
A Bit of a Do Barry Goodman Music Available Sound File Available
Blood, Sweat, No Tears Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Boater's Glory David Blagrove  
Boatload of Wine Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
The Boatman Wendy Freer Sound File Available
The Boatmen's Strike Graeme Meek Music Available
Boaty, Boaty, Spit in the Cut - Sound File Available
The Bold English Navvy - Sound File Available
The Bold Navigators - Music Available Sound File Available
Bolinder Boatman Ian Woods Sound File Available
Bosley in the Rain Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
Bottom Blacking is Boring! Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
The Braunston Belle and the Number One Roger Gall  
The Bravest Cow Buz Collins Sound File Available
The Bridge and the Swan Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
The Bright New Future Song Sue Lee Sound File Available
Bring the Sea to Manchester - Sound File Available
Bristol through to Reading Foxwell et al Sound File Available
Broken Boats Barry Skinner Sound File Available
The Brummagem Run Peter Dodds
The Bugsworth Tipplers Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
Called to Arms Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Call this a Holiday? Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
The Canal Boat Song - Music Available
Canal Fever - Sound File Available
Canals of Old England Phil Underwood Sound File Available
Canal Song Mark Ayling Sound File Available
Canal Song G & D Wilcox Sound File Available
Can't Get the Wares Away Matthews/While Sound File Available
Captains of the Waterways Jon Raven Sound File Available
Cargoes Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Carrying Coal Ian H Bruce Music Available Sound File Available Chords Available
Carrying the Load Barry Goodman Music Available Sound File Available
Charlie Atkins Mal Edwards Sound File Available
Chocolate Charlie Bill Malkin Video File Available Sound File Available Chords Available
Coal Bargee Chris Cheetham
Coal, Coal for Manchester Hugh E Jones Sound File Available
The Coal Wharf David Blagrove  
Company Town Gezz Overington Sound File Available
Come Now Begin Delving - Sound File Available
The Crinan Canal for Me - Sound File Available
The Cruise of the Calabar Several versions Music Available Sound File Available
Cruisin´ Mal Edwards Sound File Available
Darling Lizzie Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Des Mal Edwards Sound File Available
Dirty Boaties Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Do They Know, Do They Care? Miller/Illingworth Sound File Available
Down at the Pub on the Cut Johnny Handle Sound File Available
Down by the Nine Locks Brian Langtry Sound File Available
Down the Cut John Mills and Norma King Sound File Available
Dream Captain Tony Haynes Video File Available
Ducks Mal Edwards Sound File Available
Dudley Canal Tunnel Song (Push Boys Push) Dudley Canal Tunnel Trust Music Available Sound File Available
The Duke of Bridgewater Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
Duncan Alexander et al
The End of a Boating Day Peter Bowers Sound File Available
The English Navvy (A New Temperance Song) -  
Faithful Lister Kerry Dainty  
The Famous Duke Jon Raven Music Available
The Finest of Them All Dave Ritchie Music Available Sound File Available
Firing Up the Bolinder Dusty Miller  
The First Cargo (Tavistock Canal) -  
Fradley Junction Bound Ledbetter/Miller
The Fray Bentos Tinned Pie Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
The Ganger's Wife Matthews/While  
The Gay Gondolier Flanders/Swann Sound File Available
Ghosts Colin Bargery Video File Available
The Glamorganshire Canal Mike Johnson  
Goodbye To The Canals Sue Lee Sound File Available
Good Old George Jon Raven  
Grand Trunk Canal Dusty Miller  
Grand Western Canal    
Grantham Canal -  
The Greasy Wheel Trad/Ian Campbell Sound File Available
Grumpy Old Boater Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
Hard Life on the Cut Ian Campbell Music Available Sound File Available
Hard Working Boater David Blagrove Music Available Sound File Available
Heartbreak Hill Blues William Bates Chords Available
Here Come the Navvies Ian Campbell Video File Available Music Available Sound File Available
Iced In Barry Goodman Music Available Sound File Available
I Know That I'll Be Back Again Fred Rogers Sound File Available
Inland Navigation - Sound File Available
Inland Waterway Sir John Betjeman Video File Available
The Inland Waterways is the Life for Me Geoff Summerfield Sound File Available
It'll Be the Death of Me Pete Thompson Sound File Available
It's a Number One's Life The Tollhouse Company Music Available Sound File Available
In Steam Buz Collins Sound File Available
I've Been Everywhere Geoff Mack / Dusty Miller  
The Ivel Navigation Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
The Jolly Bargeman Cicely Fox Smith Sound File Available
Keeping The Boats Ahead Ray Bradfield Sound File Available
Kilcock - Video File Available
Lass of Coventry - Sound File Available
Last Man Standing Dusty Miller  
Leave Him in the Meadow Dusty Miller
Leave Me Alone Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
On Leeds becoming a Seaport Town - Sound File Available
The Legger's Song Sue Lee Sound File Available
Leggin' Boats Whalley/Trad Sound File Available Chords Available
Les Morton's Men David Blagrove  
Les Morton's Navy David Blagrove  
A Light At The End Of The Tunnel Barry Goodman Sound File Available
Llangollen Dreams Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
The Lock-Keeper's Daughter Bob Thomas & Huw Pudner
The Lock-Keeper's Daughter Phil Parton Sound File Available
Lock Keepers of the Waterways Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
London to Birmingham in 4½ Minutes Buz Collins Sound File Available
Long Way Down Arthur Marshall Sound File Available
Losin' My Blues Tonight Dusty/Miller  
Maid in England Buz Collins Sound File Available
The Manchester Canal (SS Irwell) - Sound File Available
The Manchester Ship Canal - Sound File Available
The Manchester Ship Canal (2) - Sound File Available
The Manchester Ship Canal Navvy - Sound File Available
The Mary Ann McHugh Percy French Sound File Available
Mary Bottles Bob Thomas & Huw Pudner  
Messing About on the River Tony Hatch Music Available Sound File Available
Miles and Miles of Poly Dodds/Peters  
A Modern Marvel Matthews/While Sound File Available
Moving Up the Cuts Barry Skinner Sound File Available
My Boatman Sue Lee Sound File Available
The Mystery Load Dusty Miller
The Murder of Tom Pudding Gezz Overington Sound File Available
My Waterway World Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
Narrowboatman Again John Clachan Sound File Available
Narrowboatman Blues Illingworth/Miller Music Available Sound File Available
Narrowboat Song Daniel Cainer Sound File Available
Narrow Boats to Tow Barry Goodman Music Available Sound File Available
Narrow Lock Gates Bill Caddick Sound File Available
The Navigation (Pub) Song Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
Navigation (Canal Fever) -  
Navigator Philip Gaston Sound File Available
The Navigator's Song -  
The Navvie Man - Music Available
The Navvies Way Hugh E Jones Sound File Available
Navvy Boots - Music Available Sound File Available
Navvy Boots (More versions) - Sound File Available
Navvy on the Line - Music Available Sound File Available
The Navvy Boy - Sound File Available
The Neath and Swansea Canal Elizabeth Davies  
The New Canal Ron Baxter  
The New Navigation (Birmingham Lads) John Freeth Music Available Sound File Available
The New Navigators Johnny Handle Music Available
The New Number Ones H Bowden/B Peckett Sound File Available
A New Song in Honour of the Proprietors of the Navigation -  
New Song on the Proposed Ship Canal - Sound File Available
A Night on the Nene Freddy Headey Sound File Available
No Use For Him Eric Bogle Sound File Available
No Worries Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
Odebury Mon B Spakemon and L Hipkiss Sound File Available
The Oldest Springer in Town Bru and Glen Peckett Sound File Available
Old Sam Peter Dodds
One May Morning Trad Sound File Available
On the Cut D Boulton and J Parton Sound File Available
On the Level Ian H Bruce Music Available Sound File Available
One May Morning - Sound File Available
Operation Working Party Ann Penny Sound File Available
The 'Orrible Trip David Blagrove Sound File Available
Our Josh Sue Lee Sound File Available
Paddy is Yer Man Peter Chapman Sound File Available
Paddy upon the Canal -  
Park and Glide Alec Hay  
Poor Old Horse - Sound File Available
The Port Dundas Canal -  
Practical Men John Crowe Music Available Sound File Available
Punters Robin Laing Sound File Available
Push Boys Push Dudley Canal Tunnel Trust Music Available Sound File Available
Queen of Waters Nancy Kerr Video File Available
Raise Up Your Glasses Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
The Red Jacket Stream C Hastings & H Pudner Sound File Available
The Rochdale Canal Mair Potter & Brian Green
Rochdale Nine Fred Rogers Sound File Available
The Rosemary Peter Dodds Music Available Sound File Available
Roses and Castles Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
Roses and Castles Geoff Summerfield Video File Available Sound File Available
Rosie Buz Collins Sound File Available
Rosie Cooper Sue Lee Sound File Available
Rough Neck Navvy Band Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
The Roving Navigator - Sound File Available
The Roving Navvy Ian Woods Sound File Available
The Roving Young Boatman Jane Rouse Sound File Available
The Row between the Boaters Graham Meek Music Available Sound File Available
Sammy's Gone to War Sue Lee Sound File Available
Saturn Bill Webb Sound File Available Music Available
Seaport Town of Manchester -  
The Ship Canal Song (The Mary) - Sound File Available
The Shipwreck on the Lagan Canal Broadside  
Shropshire Union Martin Graebe Music Available Sound File Available
The Single Bolinder David Blagrove Sound File Available
The Sixty Foot Narrowboat Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
There's Something in the Cutting Dusty Miller
Song of the Waterways Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
Still Waters Ian Hartland Sound File Available
The Storm on the Paisley Canal Broadside  
Stuck On My Boating Life John Haywood Sound File Available Chords Available
The Swan Song Tony Haynes Video File Available
Sykehouse Bridge Graham Pirt Sound File Available
Tales of the Towpath - Sound File Available
Telford's Bridge John Warner Sound File Available Chords Available
There Lies an Old Motor Dixon/Dusty/Miller Sound File Available
The Row Between the Boaters Graeme Meek Music Available
The Trip to Banbury David Blagrove  
They're Coming Back to the Water Johnny Handle Sound File Available
The Tilbury - Sound File Available
Tixall Wide Allen Maslen Sound File Available
Tom Beech's Last Trip David Blagrove Sound File Available
The Tommy Note - Music Available Sound File Available
The Top Lock Ron Baxter  
This Obsession Tony Haynes Video File Available
Training the Land Girl's Army Lee/Meleady Sound File Available
Travelling Man Arthur Marshall Video File Available
The Trip Gezz Overington  
The Twelve Lock Dublin Canal - Sound File Available
Two Boozy Boaters Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
The Union Canal Robin Laing Sound File Available Chords Available
The Unknown Boatman Dusty Miller Sound File Available
Until the Cut Runs Dry Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
Up the Kennet and Avon John Mills/Norma King Sound File Available
Up the Ladder Ray Bradfield Sound File Available
A Victorian Ballad -  
A Vision for Marple Ian H Bruce Sound File Available Chords Available
Voyage of Delight Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
The Voyage of the Dreamcatcher George Rodger Sound File Available
Walking the Towpath Geoff Summerfield Sound File Available
Waterways of England Nick Gibbs Sound File Available
Water Gypsies Ray Bradfield Sound File Available
Waterways Lament David Blagrove Sound File Available
Waterway SOS Ian H Bruce Sound File Available
Wet Weather Gear Ian H Bruce
When the Chestnut Blooms in Flower David Blagrove Sound File Available
Where the Working Boats Went Graeme Meek Music Available
Who Stole the Lock? Troy/Williams/Miller  
Whisky Mac on the Macc Ian H Bruce
Ballad of Wigan Pier Jack Winstanley Sound File Available
Wild Canal Norma King Sound File Available
Wild rOver Martin Ludgate  
William Parker Buz Collins Sound File Available
Willow Wren Bride - Sound File Available
A Windlass and Memories Miller/Illingworth
The Worst on the Cut Dusty Miller
A Working Boatie Man Graeme Meek Music Available Sound File Available
Working Boatman's Way David Blagrove Sound File Available
Yesterday's Heroes Harvey Andrews Sound File Available
Your Loving Son, Dan Matthews/While Sound File Available

 

 
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