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Push Boys Push
Last updated: 22.01.22
According to the lyric link (see tab), the words to Push Boys Push were written, circa 1966, during a trip through Dudley Tunnel by Glyn Phillips and other members of the then Dudley Canal Tunnel Preservation Society, and later added to the tune composed by Phillips.
It is no surprise therefore that Benny Graham, himself a canal buff, includes this song in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus repertoire. With the chorus of So, push boys push - Ho! push boys push and the emphasis on plosive "p" of push, this song works as sort of inland waterway shanty. Whatever, it is a fine song and would go well with The Bolinder Boatman.
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook
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youtube15.jpg Push Boys Push (3:59) Dudley Canal Tunnel Society