“Windy Old Weather”


Chorus: "In this windy old weather, Stormy Old weather, When the wind blows We'll all pull together." Various fish jump from the sea and exhort the crew, e.g. "Up jumps the herring, the king of the sea, He laps on the foredeck and says, Helm's-alee"


I do not know that the two Larner recordings are in fact different -- these two compilations drew from the same collection of field tapes -- but as the titles are given as different I thought it prudent to separate them. - PJS

Cross references


  • Tom Brown, "Windy Old Weather" (on Voice12)
  • Sam Larner, "Haisboro Light Song" (on SLarner01); "Windy Old Weather" (on SLarner02)
  • Bob Roberts, "Windy Old Weather" (on LastDays, FieldTrip1)


  1. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 204-205, "Stormy Ol' Weather" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Creighton/Senior, pp. 232-233,"Stormy Weather Boys" (1 text plus 1 fragment, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 112, "Stormy Weather" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT, WINDYWEA* (with a first verse from "Yea Ho, Little Fish" or the like) WINDYWE2*
  5. Roud #472
  6. BI, CoSB204


Alternate titles: “Boston Come-All-Ye”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950s (recording, Bob Roberts)
Found in: Britain(England(South, West)) Canada(Mar)