American | Australian | Beatles | Canadian | Ceilidh | Childrens' | Chinese | Dutch | English | French | German | Gospel | Irish | NZ | Norwegian | Platt | Pub | Sacred Harp | Scots | Sea Songs | Tyneside | Welsh | Yorkshire |
 
Pleasant and Delightful
Last updated: 25.01.17
nlyrics.gif
I started to learn Pleasant and Delightful after having heard it regularly in the Cumberland Arms, Byker sometime in 2011 on account of its rousing chorus. It is a song which everyone can join in. The version I sing is taken from Roy Palmer's The Oxford Book of Sea Songs. Roy Palmer noted that a Mr Willie Miller sang this song at the Eel's Foot, Eastbridge, Suffolk in 1947.
Recently (October, 2013), I found another 5-verse variant under the title of The Soldier and His True Love given in Marrow Bones.
The Tyneside Maritime Chorus led by Benny Graham sing a version with slightly different lyrics and to a slightly different tune.
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook
Iconxxx Performer CDTitle Supplier
       
cd15.gif Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends Home from the Sea CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Harry Fred Cox What Will Become Of England? flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Revels Celebration Of Spring Summer & Fall flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif The Yetties Wild Mountain Thyme CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif