The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145654   Message #3372911
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
06-Jul-12 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
FWIW, I detected the irony in both of your uses of "pedant," guys! :) But I for one thought it would be interesting spur for discussion to take it at face (no face) value.


Here's a list of the shanties recorded by Lloyd and MacColl in collaboration. I may certainly have missed some; please add, if so. I have deliberately left out the the forebitter-ish, rarely-used-as-shanties songs like The Dreadnaught, Go to Sea Once More, etc., only because I don't think they have much relevance to the discussion.

A Hundred Years Ago
Billy Riley
Black Ball Line
Blood Red Roses
Blow Boys Blow
Blow the Man Down
Bring 'em Down
Gal with the Blue Dress On
General Taylor
Hilo John Brown
Hilo Somebody
Paddy Doyle
Reuben Ranzo
Rise her Up (Whiskey O)
Sally Brown
Sally Racket
Stormalong (way, hey, mister stormalong)
Wild Goose Shanty (?)

We could eventually look at each of these in detail and see where they may have learned them, how they arranged/adapted them, and how this shapes up with Hugill's assessment, etc.