Song Added : The Coal Boats are Coming by Janul (24 Jul 21) Song Added : Gearbox Windy Handle by Janul (23 Jul 21) Song Added : Working Boat by Janul (21 Jul 21) Song Added : Everyone Needs a Boat by Stan Cullimore (20 Jul 21) The audio-visual section has been brought up-to-date and some faulty links hopefully remedied. (12 Jul 21) The song pages have been modified so that you can move easily backwards and forward alphabetically through them. This should be a major improvement to navigation through the site. If you spot any link that doesn’t work please let me know. (10 Jul 21) Song Added : The Narrowboat Song (9 Jul 21) Video Added : Push Boys Push (6 Jul 21) Recording Added : In Steam by Buz Collins (27 Jun 21) Sleeve Notes of The Bold Navigators (1975 lp) added (14 Jun 21) Song Added : Heading to the Water by Martin Vogwell (9 Jun 21) Song Added : This topical song has the longest title of any on this site by far! The Interview for the Post of Chief Executive Officer for the Canal & River Trust by Arthur Marshall (9 Jun 21) New song pages (with circular logo) have now all been created. Searching may bring up the old pages (with narrowboat logo). At the moment the content of old and new pages is the same but I will only be updating and adding to the new style pages which are accessed through the Song Menu page. (3 Jun 21) This site is now using a SSL certificate and the web address is If you use it should redirect automatically but just take a fraction longer. (2 Jun 21) The song pages are all being re-created using Xara software. This is happening in alphabetical order and will take a considerable time to complete. The new pages will exist alongside the old ones for the time being. The new versions be identified by the brown coloured song lyrics and new circular logo rather than the original blue lyrics and narrowboat logo. Please let me know if you spot any errors - I’m starting to make quite a few. (Started April 2021 - still working on it June 2021) Audio Added : The Navvy Boy by The Murphy Beds (21 May 21) Video Added : The Navvie Man by The Vogwells (20 May 21) Videos Added : Navigator by The Pogues and by Kris Drever & Anna Massie (20 May 21) Video Added : The Lock Keeper’s Daughter by Bob Thomas and Huw Pudner (17 May 21) Album added : Tragedy at the Tunnel by The Falling Embers. Link to Bandcamp page added. More details will be added later. (14 May 21) Song Added : Cowboys and Canals by Brian Langtry (24 Apr 21) Info Added : All Hail this Grand Day (22 Apr 21) Song Added : The Mighty Thames by William Bates (20 Apr 21) Video Added : The Glamorganshire Canal by Mike Johnson (10 Apr 21) Song Added : Does It Get Cold In Winter? by Philip Underwood (9 Apr 21) Song Added : The Life of the Boatman by Willam Bates (8 Apr 21) The Alphabetical Song Menu has now been replaced by one created using Xara software. The changes may appear superficial but a great deal of work was involved. There is therefore the potential for links to songs to be broken. If you find any please let me know. The front few pages were also redesigned. (5 Apr 21) Song Added : My Old Water Can by Philip Underwood (31 Mar 21) The Video section has been rejigged using Xara software to facilitate playing of video files. The major part of the site remains as it was, written in version 1 of HTML. If anyone becomes aware of problems I would be pleased to hear from you. (29 Mar 21) Video Added : Songs from the Back Cabin A video of five original songs by Philip Underwood (26 Mar 21) Song Added : Only Remembered by Philip Underwood (25 Mar 21) Book Added : Songs of a Navvy by Patrick MacGill. A collection of poems some of which could easily be converted to songs first published ca 1911 by The Derry Journal (14 Oct 20)