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Thread #45251 Message #3697150
Posted By: Lighter
26-Mar-15 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Jeff's song is essentially Browne's, skillfully revised and fitted to the "Diamond" tune.
You can hear it on Jeff's album "Long Time Traveling."
He does great shanty soloing on Mudcatter Doc Tom's three-CD collection of John Short's shanties as collected by Cecil Sharp: "Short Sharp Shanties."
Mostly reconstructed texts (Short didn't offer many lyrics), but I recommend it highly recommended for melodies, style, atmosphere, performance, and performers.
Great background notes too! One of the great revival shanty collections.