Share recording. Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883, That a monster whale came to Dundee, Resolved for a few days to sport and play, And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay. On Nov. 21-22, 1958, at the Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festival at Royal Festival Hall in London, Dame Edith Evans, accompanied by Annetta Hoffnung on the fog-horn, gave a dramatic recitation of "The Famous Tay Whale" as set to music by MÃŻátyÃŻás Seiber. The Famous Tay Whale. Seiber: The Famous Tay Whale - A dramatic poem by William McGonagall is a popular song by Dame Edith Evans & Annetta Hoffnung & Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra & Matyas Seiber | Create your own TikTok videos with the Seiber: The Famous Tay Whale - A dramatic poem by William McGonagall song and explore 0 videos made by new and popular creators. While they fired at him their sharp harpoons: But when struck with the harpoons he dived below. So the monster whale did sport and play. [6] In 2013, the poem was scored for two SATB choirs by Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi in a commission for the Yale Glee Club and Princeton Glee Club's centennial pre-football game concert. for the mighty monster whale, Which has got 17 feet 4 inches from tip to tip of a tail! Stream 591 The Famous Tay Whale by William McGonagall, read by Nicholas Ralph by Samuel West #PandemicPoems from desktop or your mobile device Knight of the White Elephant of Burmah William McGonagall ’ Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883, That a monster whale came to Dundee, Resolved for a few days to sport and play, And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay. 'Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883, That a monster whale came to Dundee, Resolved for a few days to sport and play, And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay. So they resolved to tow it ashore without fail. The Famous Tay Whale. So the monster whale did sport and play One of Scotland’s best-known poets, William McGonagall was the working-class son of Irish handloom weavers, and was born in Edinburgh and raised in Dundee. Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay, And has brought it to Dundee all safe and all sound; Which measures 40 feet in length from the snout to the tail. More Poems by Knight of the White Elephant of Burmah William McGonagall, By Knight of the White Elephant of Burmah William McGonagall, Knight of the White Elephant of Burmah William McGonagall. "[4] MacDiarmid continued that "in their retailings of, or comments upon, such matters, hoi polloi would also reflect their personal feelings, as is done here, by the tritest of emotional exclamations. So the monster whale did sport and play Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay, Until he was seen by some men one day, Poem by William McGonagallComposed by Jaakko MäntyjärviConducted by Gabriel Crouch and Jeffrey Douma "The Famous Tay Whale" is a poem by William Topaz McGonagall about the Tay Whale, also known as the Monster, a humpback whale hunted and killed in 1883 in the Firth of Tay near Dundee, Scotland, then the country's main whaling port. The Famous Tay Whale - A dramatic poem by William McGonagall. And they laughed and grinned just like wild baboons. The Famous Tay Whale Mäntyjärvi Jaakko. The famous Tay Whale, from Memoir on the Anatomy of the Humpback Whale, Megaptera Longimana, Edinburgh: Maclachlan, 1889.Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The Famous Tay Whale by William Topaz McGonagall ProC ’Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883, That a monster whale came to Dundee, Resolved for a few days to sport and play, And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay.. 'Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883, That a monster whale came to Dundee, Resolved for a few days to sport and play, And devour the small fishes in the silvery Tay. The Famous Tay Whale. The Famous Tay Whale. Listen to The Famous Tay Whale by The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra & Joseph Horovitz & Edith Evans, 6 Shazams. The Famous Tay Whale. Share. Resolved for a few days to sport and play. Download song or listen online free, only on JioSaavn. Lisää ostoskoriin. As plans for a dramatic whale sculpture are announced for Dundee Waterfront, the story of the famous ‘Tay Whale’, and the city’s whaling heritage, is recalled by Michael Alexander. McGonagall’s giddy “The Famous Tay Whale” ends: Then hurrah! Mister Splashy Pants. When it came to be known a whale was seen in the Tay, Some men began to talk and to say, We must try and catch this monster of a … And they resolved to catch him without delay. The Famous Tay Whale song by Gerard Hoffnung now on JioSaavn. The Famous Tay Whale. Discover and compare alternative recordings. Which caused the tears to well up in their eyes; And in that their anticipations were only right. "The Famous Tay Whale" is a poem[1] by William Topaz McGonagall about the Tay Whale, also known as the Monster, a humpback whale hunted and killed in 1883 in the Firth of Tay near Dundee, Scotland, then the country's main whaling port. for the mighty monster whale. Die CD Gerard Hoffnung: The Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festival 1958 jetzt probehören und kaufen. Then the whale began to puff and to blow. kaksoissekakuorolle ja pianolle nelikätisesti for double mixed choir and piano four hands Commissioned by the Glee Clubs of Princeton and Yale, for the 100th annual Football Concert season. So the monster whale did sport and play Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay, Play recording. The Famous Tay Whale. : The Famous Tay Whale poem by William Topaz McGonagall. Whaling was big business in Dundee at that time and with it being winter, all the whalers, their ships and equipment were in harbour. The Famous Tay Whale poem by William Topaz McGonagall. The Famous Tay Whale song by Gerard Hoffnung now on JioSaavn. Resolved to capture the whale and to have some fun! With one lash of its ugly and mighty tail. The doggerel verse is famous for lacking poetic quality. "The Famous Tay Whale" is a poem by William Topaz McGonagall about a humpback whale hunted and killed in 1883 in the Firth of Tay near Dundee, Scotland, then the UK's main whaling port. And God in His goodness sent it to drive poverty from their door. The arrival of such a huge beast on their doorstep caused quite a stir in Dundee, as did the many fruitless attempts to catch it – somewhat embarrassing as the city had one of the biggest whaling fleets in the country! So the monster whale did sport and play Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay, So the monster whale did sport and play Among the innocent little fishes in the beautiful Tay, The Tay Whale came to public prominence when it was subject to a public dissection by the anatomist Sir John Struthers and taken on a tour of Scotland and England by a showman, John Woods. So come on, brave boys, and never say fail. Recommended tracks 597 Como quien oye llover (As somebody hears the rain) by Octavio Paz, read by Will Keen by Samuel West #PandemicPoems published on 2020-09-30T17:26:42Z 588 The Death Of Allegory by Billy Collins by Samuel West … 19 The humpback whale was so-named because it was killed by whalers in the Tay estuary and later washed ashore. In the winter of 1883, when all of Dundee’s whaling fleet was ironically tied in dock, a “monster” whale swam up the Tay. Listen to The Famous Tay Whale by The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra & Joseph Horovitz & Edith Evans, 6 Shazams. McGonagall’s giddy “The Famous Tay Whale” ends: Then hurrah! The Tay Whale, known locally as the Monster, was a humpback whale that swam into the Firth of Tay of eastern Scotland in 1883. TWAS in the month of December and in the year l883That a monster whale came to DundeeResolved for a few days to sport and play. Explore Dave Paterson's photos on Flickr. 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