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Thread #30426   Message #390342
Posted By: Michael in Swansea
05-Feb-01 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: Info: The Shanty Book (Richard Runciman Terry)
Subject: The Shanty Book Part 1
Yesterday a friend gave me book to look at "The Shanty Book Part 1". It's collected/edited by Richard Runciman Terry and published in 1921 by Curwen of London and Philadelphia at a cost of 6 shillings or $1.80 ($6 to £1 those were the days). The book itself is paperback, a bit bigger than A4 and contains the words and (piano) music of 30 shanties alongwith notes on each of them. The back page contains a list of other books from the publisher - Morris and Country Dances, Folk Songs and Singing Games but nothing of The Shanty Book Parts 2 onward. Anyone know of these books? How many in the set? Anything?
I've only just started to search the 'net for the publisher, found nothing yet so I thought I'd call on the world wide 'Cat for help.


ps. handwritten on the front cover is "Aberdeen Lads' Club". Ring a bell with anyone?