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EARL RICHMOND

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of EARL RICHMOND  Posted on: Feb 27, 2013 - 4:47pm
hi again
i was surfing around the web abd came across this song title
the pt boat song(steady as you go). by rogers and hammmerstein.i found it listed but it stated i have to license it???
has anyone h eard it?
it is not the pt 109 song

earl richmond

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29navy

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of 29navy  Posted on: Feb 27, 2013 - 5:17pm
You are correct, it was an R & H song. You can occasionally find the sheet music to it. PT Boats, Inc. has a copy. Unfortunately, it was done at the time there was a nationwide strike in the music industry. If I remember correctly, it had to do with royalties. So not much was recorded except for V-disks. The PT Boat song was a casualty of that strike. As far ar I can tell, it was never recorded.

Charlie

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I have the sheet music to it. Several years ago I gave it to our local Band Leader to have it played for the local chorus. I have it on Cassette tape, but never had it done over to a DVD. According to the Band Director, it was a most difficult piece..........


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EARL RICHMOND

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of EARL RICHMOND  Posted on: Feb 27, 2013 - 7:45pm
ok. thanks

earl richmond

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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"Steady as you go....steady....just watch those eggshells flyyyy!"
What great lyrics.
Jerry

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Roy Forbes

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Roy Forbes  Posted on: Mar 1, 2013 - 12:37pm
From what I have read, Al Vanderbilt from Ron 12 was friends with Richard Rogers and wanted him to do a song for the PTs. He loaded him on board PT 196 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard one afternoon and took him for a 40 MPH zig zaging spin up the Hudson and back down the East River. It was as a result of that ride that the song was inspired. Vanderbilt pulled a few strings and got Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians to premier the song. It only made one public performance that was at the Squadron 12's commissioning and the sheet music carried a photo of Vanderbilt's 196 on it. Frank, sure wish you would send me a copy of that music. I know right where I would use it next !! Wind her up and give her the gun. In a flock of flying splinters that we call PTs.


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Roy, you can't have the original sheet music but maybe I can make you a copy. I just have to go through my Museum boxes to see which one it is in..............


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  TED WALTHER

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Roy;
Here you go:
www.rnh.com/song/.../P.-T.-BOAT-SONG,-THE-STEADY-AS-YOU-GO

for sale on EBay right now: Item number: 230868035337

Take care;
TED























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Roy Forbes

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Roy Forbes  Posted on: Mar 1, 2013 - 1:28pm
Frank, I thought you said you had the song on cassette tape done by a local band. That is what I could use. I don't need the sheet music. Maybe you could send me a video of you singing the song and I could post it on the Tube.

Ted, I purchased that item several months ago thinking it was the sheet music. It turns out it is just a post card of exactly what you see in the photo. I sent him a note and he "revised" his listing. I thought it was rather misleading though.


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Drew Cook

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What about the song over the opening credits of "They Were Expendable?" -- "Sentries of the Navy?"

I'd always kind of thought that might have been the "official" PT boat song...


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