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Subject: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 02:57 PM

"(50) SAILORS SONGS OR 'CHANTIES'"
1887 (1st. Ed.)
Frederick J. Davis R. N. R. (Late Captain in the Mercantile Marine), with music by Ferris Tozer. Boosey & Co., Ltd., London, 3rd. Ed.

Anchor Songs

1. Sally Brown
2. Away for Rio
3. We're All Bound to Go
4. The Wide Missouri
5. Leave Her, Johnnie
6. Can't You Dance a Polka?
7. The Black Ball Line
8. Hoodah Day
9. Homeward Bound
10. Lowlands
11. Poor Paddy Works on the Railway
12. Eliza Lee
13. Hame, Dearie, Hame
14. As Off to the South'ard We Go
15. The Golden Vanitee
16. Yeo Ho, Heave Ho!
17. On the Plains of Mexico

Setting Sail Songs

18. Haul the Bowlin'
19. Whiskey for My Johnnie
20. Reuben Ranzo
21. Blow, Boys, Blow
22. Blow the Man Down (14 verses)
23. Tom's Gone to *'Ilo
24. What to Do with a Drunken Sailor
25. Boney Was a Warrior
26. The Chantey-Man's Song
27. Highland Laddie
28. Hanging Johnnie
29. The Sailor's Loves
30. So Handy, My Boys
31. Haul Away, Jo
32. I'm Bound Away
33. Johnny Bowker
34. A Hundred Years Ago
* (Apostrophe in the Contents, but not in the song itself)

Song for Furling Sail

35. Paddy Doyle's Boots

Songs for Pumping the Ship Out

36. One More Day for Johnnie
37a. A-Roving
37b. A-Roving (Simplified version)
38. Storm Along
39. The Saucy Sailor Boy
40. Mobile Bay
41. Fire Down Below
42. The Girl with the Blue Dress
43. Shallow Brown
44. The Ox-Eyed Man

General Songs*

45. Eight Bells
46. Salt Horse
47. The Dead Horse
48. Married to a Mermaid
49. The Stormy Winds Do Blow
50. Farewell and Adieu to You ('We'll rant and we'll roar' chorus)
* (Not chanteys, but popular on the seas)

It seemed to me that indexes to the chanteys in the older books, or chanteys definitely collected before 1900, might be of some value.
Captain Davis gives some extended versions, and some quite different from those usually heard. I will post those for which there are requests.

I will add to this Index, and hope others will do the same.

Shipcmo's Sea Song Tunes Index


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 07:55 PM

My complete photocopy of Davis & Tozer's First Ed. (London: Boosey & Co., [1886]) contains only 24 songs.

1. Sally Brown
2. Away for Rio
3. We're All Bound to Go
4. The Wide Missouri
5. Leave Her, Johnnie
6. Can't You Dance a Polka?
7. The Black Ball Line
8. Hoodah Day
9. Homeward Bound
10. Whiskey for My Johnnie
11. Reuben Ranzo
12. Blow Boys, Blow
13. Blow the Man Down
14. Tom's Gone to Ilo
15. Hanging Johnnie
16. Haul Away Jo'
17. Haul the Bowlin'
18. Paddy Doyle's Boots
19. A-Roving
20. Storm Along
21. Mobile Bay
22. Salt Horse
23. The Dead Horse
24. Eight Bells

The songs are not grouped into categories as in Q's copy, which must be of the Third Edition (1906). Writers for some reason (possibly wishful thinking) have commonly misdated this very much expanded edition to "ca1888."


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 08:52 PM

I erred in referring the edition of 50 songs to the 1887 edition.

To the First Edition were added 16 more, bringing "the number up to forty." Ten more were added for the Third Edition. No dates were given in the Third Edition.
A Preface to the Revised Edition by W. K. Hill, commenting on various publications of chanteys, posits the question, "Is it not rather his duty to set down for permanent record only what he believes to have been the true original of the chanties in the mouths of their best exponents? The Editors of this collection, which has been revised for this new issue, worked upon the latter conception. Therefore those who render these chanties may be fairly sure that, as far as can be ascertained, they are singing the real songs of the sea in their original purity and force."


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 10:39 PM

To add to the confusion, my photocopy of a copy of the "Third Edition," which I believe to be complete, does not include the Preface by W. K. Hill. Though the book contains fifty songs, the word "Fifty" or number "50" does not appear on the title page. Nor do I see the words "Revised Edition" anywhere.

My suspicion is that the "Revised Edition" is identical to the third except for the addition of Hill's Preface.

The Second Edition, with forty songs, is dated by World Cat firmly to 1888. The date of the First, which does not appear on the book, is given as "1886?" and what must be presumed as the Third as "1906?" A further edition, otherwise undescribed but presumably Q's, is dated to "191-?"

The "1888" date for the Second Edition appears to be certain, but the correct date for the First and Third and "Revised" are less so.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 10:56 PM

Q's copy appears to have added the words "Late Captain in the Mercantile Marine" to the title-page description of "Frederick J. Davis, R.N.R." on the Third.

Davis and Tozer also produced a little-known collection of original songs called _Oceanus; or Echoes from Afloat_ (London: Marriot & Williams). The British Library Catalogue dates this as "1914?"


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 11:10 PM

In the Third Edition I have, the number "50" appears on the cover.
It does not appear in the title page, which is "Sailors' Songs or Chanties," and which bears the label "Revised Edition" at the top of the page.
The preface to the Third Edition (not the revised) says "The demand for a third edition, within a short time after the appearance of the second, has induced the Authors to add ten more Songs to the previous collection." This statement suggests that it appeared soon after the Second, possibly before the "1906" suggested above.

The ten additional songs in the Third Edition are credited to two sources-
Laura A. Smith, 1888 (date of 1st. Ed.), "The Music of the Waters, A Collection of Sailors' Chanties, or Working Songs of the Sea, of All Maritime Nations. Boatmen's, Fisherman's. and Rowing Songs, and Water Legends." Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
and "Those officers of the Royal Navy and Mercantile Marine who have assisted them [the editors] in obtaining airs of "Chanties" which otherwise they could not have secured."

If a Second Edition with 40 songs is available, it could be checked against the 50 in the Third Edition to identify the 10 songs added from Laura Smith and other sources.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 12:37 PM

An edition, presumably the first, was reviewed in the "Saturday Review" (London) for Aug. 22, 1887. This is most consistent with actual publication in 1887.

World Cat does not seem to list an accessible copy of the Second Edition.

I see now that Q's "Revised Ed." (for clarity, the "final edition") includes a "Simplified Version" of "A-Roving" (37b) that does not appear in the Third Ed. Q, can you post?


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 01:02 PM

Lighter, I will post the versions of "A-Roving" in thread 5070, where there are versions, and a link to "A-rovin'" in the DT      
   (keeping this thread for lists).
5070: Maid of Amsterdam


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 06:50 PM

Thanks, Q.

Something else to note is that my Third Ed. intro acknowledges Smith for "airs" rather than words. Since Davis & Tozer could not have known the words of such songs without also knowing the airs, should we suppose that they themselves invented the words printed with those airs?

To make it all the more confusing, Bristol shantyman Stanley Slade, as genuine an article as Stan Hugill and said to be a stickler for authenticity, sang shanties for Peter Kennedy in 1950 that were identical to versions in Davis & Tozer. I don't see how that could be coincidental.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 08:13 PM

I now believe, after going through several book lists and biblios., that the 'Third' with '50' on the cover (not title page), 'Revised' with preface by W. K. Hill, was the 1906 edition. I consider the authors, and the Boosey editors, to be honest. The 'airs' obtained are explained in the 1906 (?) preface- Here is the complete Third Ed. preface from the edition with '50' on the cover:

"The demand for a third edition, within a short time after the appearance of the second, has induced the authors to add ten more songs to the previous collection.
"The Authors desire to express their sincere thanks to Miss Laura A. Smith- the talented authoress of "British War Songs, &c., &c., - for her kind permission to use some of the airs from her well-known book, "The Music of the Waters,"* and also to those officers of the Royal Navy and Mercantile marine who have assisted them in obtaining airs of "Chanties" which otherwise they could not have secured."
*THose who wish to study the subject of "Chanties" will find in this book the fullest information."


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 08:48 AM

Q, my copy is unquestionably at least the Third Edition because it includes prefaces to three editions as well as fifty, not forty, songs. If yours contains an additional version of "A-Roving" plus another preface by Hill, it must be a later edition. Such an edition exists and is dated by World Cat to "191-?"

Why Boosey published it as "Revised" rather than "Fourth" I can't imagine.

A more significant issue, however, is the authenticity of the shanty words. Hugill himself suggests that some of them, notably those to "Can't You Dance a Polka?" were written by Davis & Tozer. He thought they were too coy and sentimental to have been acceptable to the British sailors he knew in the 1920s, many of whom had been at sea for more than twenty years.

I'll say it again: Davis & Tozer credit Smith and the ships' officers for "airs" (melodies) and "airs of 'Chanties'" not "words" or complete "songs." And I have to believe that the shanties sung by Stanley Slade in 1950 came directly out of Davis & Tozer - why, I don't know. Were these the words he sang at sea around 1900? I don't know that either.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 12:43 PM

I recently found an old LP of Oscar Brand sea shanties in my basement storage. I remember liking it because the songs were performed in a straightforward manner, with acoustic instruments and without excessive "production." "Johnny Came Down to Hilo," "The Stormy Winds do Blow," "Captain Kidd" and several other classic "chanties"
are featured on this one. By the way, I have seen both "chanty" and "shanty" used by various writers and performers over the years, though I always favored the former as more historically correct. Any disputants?


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 01:33 PM

SEA SONGS AND SHANTIES
W. B. Whall 1910 & reprints
Harmony: R. H. Whall & Ernest Reeves

INDEX

Across the Western Ocean
Adieu to Maimuna
Admiral Benbow
A=Roving
Banks of Sacramento, The
Black Ball Line, The
Blow, Boys, Blow
Blow the Man Down
Blow, ye Winds in the Morning
Boney
Boston
Bound to the Rio Grande
Buffalo, The
Can't You Dance the Polka
Cawsand Bay
Challo Brown
Cheer'ly Man
Clear de Track, Let the Bulgine Run
Come, Loose Every Sail to the Breeze
Dead Horse, The
Dixie
Doo Me Ama
Early in the Morning
Farewell and Adieu
Female Smuggler, The
Fishes, The
Good-bye, Fare You Well
Hanging Johnny
Haul Away, Jo
High Barbaree
Hog-Eye Man, The
Homeward Bound
Hundred Years Ago, A
Jamboree
Johnny Boker
John's Gone to Hilo
Lowlands
Nigger Songs
O, Fare you well, My Bonny Young Girls
One More Day
Paddy Doyle
Plains of Mexico, The
Poor Paddy who works on the Railway
Reuben Ranzo
Rolling Home
Run, Let the Bulgine Run
Sally Brown
Saucy Arethusa, The
Shakings
Shannon and Chesapeake
Shenandoah
Sling the Flowing Bowl
So Handy, My Girls
St. Helena Soldier
Stand to your Ground
Stormalong
Twenty-fourth of February, The
Unmooring
Voice of Her I Love, The
We're All Bound to Go
We'll Ranzo Way
Whale, The
Whisky
Will Watch


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 04:00 PM

SEA SONGS AND BALLADS from Nineteenth
Century Nova Scotia
Ed. Edith Fowke
William H. Smith (Chanteys)and
Fenwick Hatt (Sea Songs) Manuscripts

INDEX

Around the World and Home Again
Arriving Back at Liverpool [N. S.] f.
The Banks of Brandy Wine
The Banks of Newfoundland (two songs)
The Big Five Gallon Jar
The Blind Sailor (9 verses)
Blow the Man Down f.
Bold Jack Donahoe (8 verses)
Bound to Rio
The Bounty Jumper (5 verses + cho.)
The Braes of Balquhidder
The Braes of Billquither
Brigantine Sorocco f.
The Cabin Boy f.
The City of Baltimore f.
The Cumberland's Crew
The Desolate Widdow (9 verses; 'Isle of Man Shore)
Fire in the Foretop f.
The Frozen Girl (12 verses; Charlotte)
The Ghostly Sailors (8 verses)
Goodbye Fare Ye Well
Hangman Johnnie
Harbour Grace
Haul the Alabama Bowline
Isle of Fugi f.?
Lay Out, Take Sheets and Haul (Paddy Lay Back)
Liverpool Packet (The Dreadnaught)
The Mary f. (Captain Conrad)
[Mind How You Trifle with a Gun] (untitled)
Old England's Gained the Day
Old Hoss
Old Mother Head's
On the Banks of Newfoundland
On the Banks of the Sacremento f.
On the Plains of Mexico
Our Fifer boy (C. G. Wright)
The Pride of Glenco(e)
The Rambling Irish Man
Rolling Home to Merry England
The Rose of Britains Isle
The Rose of Britain's Isle
The Rose of Tralee
Sailor's Burial at Sea
Sauer Kraut
Say Old Man
Screwing in Song
Shenandore
Shiloh Brown
The Ship Lady Sherbrooke (12 verses)
[The Shooting Star!]   (untitled)
Sweet Jinny on the Mor
Then Turn Out You Jolly Tars f.
Walking in de Middle of de Road
Way Down in Tennessee
We'll Pay Paddy Doyle for his Boots
What You Going to Do with a Drunken Sailor? f.
Whiskey for my Johnnie
The Worn Out Sailor (Poor Old Sailor, rare broadside)

f. - fragment. No scores.
Edith Forke, ed., 1981, "Sea Songs and Ballads from Nineteenth Centuy Nova Scotia, The Willian H. Smith and Fenwick Hatt Manuscripts," Folklorica, NY and Phila.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 04:01 PM

From A BOOK OF SHANTIES, edited by Cicely Fox Smith, published by Methuen & Co. LTD., London, UK, © 1927.

Introduction
Rio Grande
Sally Brown
I'm Bound Away
The Banks of the Sacramento
Bound to California
Lowlands Away
Bonney Was a Warrior
Blow, Boys, Blow
Whiskey Johnnie
Tom's Gone to Hilo
Cheerly Man
The Sailor Likes His Bottle
Hanging Johnnie
Reuben Ranzo
Blow the Man Down
Billy Riley
Roll the Cotton Down
Poor Paddy
Amsterdam
Stormalong
The Wide Missouri
Can't You Dance the Polka?
Across the Rockies
Leave Her Johnnie
Fare Ye Well
Rolling Home
Paddy Doyle's Boots
There Goes One
Holystoning
The Stately Southerner
The Rambling Sailor

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Rev
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 05:16 PM

From: SONGS OF SEA LABOUR (CHANTIES)by Frank Bullen, F.R.G.S., and W.F. Arnold, with an appreciation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. London: Swan & Co. 1914.

Two Notes: Notice the use of the "ch" spelling of "chanties" in a British publication. I've always thought that it was more common to use "sh" in the U.K.

Also note that this book contains very little commentary on the chanteys, really only about 13 pages. The music is transcribed by Arnold from Bullen's singing, and the texts are only the first verse of each song, since Bullen claims that the words were usually extemporaneous and that a fixed text would be counter to the tradition.

WINDLASS AND CAPSTAN CHANTIES
1. Mudder Dinah
2. Sister Susan
3. Ten Stone
4. Shanandoah
5. Sally Brown
6. Walk Along, Rosey
7. Good-Bye, Fare You Well
8. Stormalong
9. Leave Her Johnny
10. Johnny Come Down to Hilo
11. Rolling River
12. A-roving
13. Lowlands Away
14. Rio Grande
15. Poor Lucy Anna
16. Santy Anna
17. What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
18. Poor Paddy
19. Oh! What Did You Give For Your Fine Leg O' Mutton
20. Hog-Eye Man
21. Can't You Dance the Polka
22. The Banks of the Sacramento

HALLIARD CHANTIES
23. Tom's Gone to Hilo
24. Hanging Johnny
25. One More Day
26. Bound to Alabama
27. Liza Lee
28. Reuben Ranzo
29. Poor Old Man (Dead Horse)
30. Hilo Come Down Below
31. Boney Was a Warrior (John François)
32. Blow the Man Down
33. Coal Black Rose
34. Whisky Johnny
35. Blow Boys, Blow
36. The Bullgine

FORESHEET CHANTIES
37. Haul the Bowline!
38. Do My Johnny Bowker
39. Haul Away Jo

BUNT CHANTY
40. Paddy Doyle's Boots

SEA SONGS
42. Farewell and Adieu to you Spanish Ladies
43. Lowlands Low


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 06:30 PM

John Masefield, A SAILOR'S GARLAND (London: Macmillan, 1906). This is a general anthology of sea songs and poetry that includes a section on "Chanties." Words only.

CHANTIES

Lowlands
Storm Along
Whiskey Johnny
Jean Francois
Blow the Man Down
Roll the Cotton Down
Reuben Ranzo
Roll and Go
Roll Him Over
Hanging Johnny
Sally Brown
Poor Old Joe
Tommy's Gone
A Long Time Ago
Blow, Bullies, Blow
The Rio Grande
Sebastopol
The Banks of the Sacramento
The Maid of Amsterdam
Hand Over Hand
Haul Away, O
Haul the Bowline
Runaway Chorus
Paddy Doyle
Leave Her, Johnny


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 07:30 PM

C. Fox Smith permathread- All of the chanteys-shanties in her book as listed above by Charley Noble are posted in thread 85881.
C. Fox Smith Permathread

I can't find a keyword that will locate this permathread.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 07:48 PM

The Shanty Book Part I, Sailors Shanties
Richard Runciman Terry, 1921
J. Curwen & Sons Ltd., London

Windlass and Capstan Shanties

Bily Boy
Bound for the Rio Grande
Good-bye, fare ye well
Johnny come down to Hilo
Clear the track, let the Bulgine run
Lowlands away
Sally Brown
Santy Anna
Shenandoah
Stormalong John
The Hog's-eye Man
The Wild Goose Shanty
We're all bound to go
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?

Halliard Shanties

Blow, my bully boys
Blow the man down
Cleer'ly, men
Good morning, ladies all
Hanging Johnny
Hilo Somebody
Oh run, let the Bullgine run
Reuben Ranzo
The Dead Horse
Tom's gone to Hilo
Whisky Johnny
Boney was a warrior

Fore-Sheet or Sweating-up Shanties

Johnny Boker
Haul away, Joe
We'll haul the bowlin'

Bunt Shanty

Paddy Doyle's boots

This volume is online. Midis are included for download.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20774/20774-h/20774-h.htm


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Naemanson
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 08:21 PM

But, how many of us can sing all these songs from memory. I can't, can you. Would this be a fun challenge? Set a time limit and a place to meet to prove our point?


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 08:56 PM

What, Brett, you can't sing all these songs? Still, wouldn't it be fun to try! And Guam might just be the place for the international, hell, the intergalactic demonstration of who was the bestest of the best for execution!

Why not write a grant so we can all afford to compete?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who may have consumed too much chardenay


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Naemanson
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 04:43 AM

You know how your mind works when you are bored. I was driving to work today and thinking about this. It would be easy to set up. We would need to agree to an honor code. Someone else, other than the singer, would have to post the progress. Maybe there could be a singoff at the Getaway.

I'd be happy to host it here but you all have to pay your own way. Charley, you're the expert on writing grants. Get busy.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 09:15 AM

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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Susan of DT
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 04:02 PM

Not quite as old:

Songs of American Sailormen
Joanna C. Colcord
1938

Abram Brown
Across the Western Ocean
Alabama
Andrew Rose
A-Roving
Bangidero
Banks of Newfoundland, The
Believe Me, Dearest Susan
Billy Riley, O!
Black Ball Line, The
Blow, Boys, Blow
Blow the Man Down
Blow, Ye Winds
Bold Daniels
Boney
Boston
Boston Come-All-Ye, The
Bottle O!
Captain Kidd
Cheerly, Man
Clear the Track
Coast of Peru
Codfish Shanty, The
Constitution and Guerriere, The
Can't You Dance the Polka?
Countersigns, The
Cruise of the Bigler, The
Derby Ram
Diego's Bold Shores
Dom Pedro, The
Dreadnaught (Dreadnought), The
Drei Reiter Am Thor
Drunken Sailor, The
Fair Princess Royal, The
Fire Down Below
Flying Cloud, The
Franklin's Crew
Galloping Randy Dandy O!
Girls Around Cape Horn, The
Golden Vanity, The
Good-bye, Fare You Well!
Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye
Greenland Fishery
Hanging Johnny
Haul Away, Joe
Haul on the Bowline
Heave Away
Her Bright Smile
High Barbaree
Highland Laddie        
Hog-eye Man, The
Home, Dearie, Home
Huckleberry Hunting
Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore, A
In de Mornin'
Jamestown Homeward Bound, The
John Cherokee
Johnny Boker
Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Juley
King Edwards
Lass of Mohea, The
Leave Her, Johnny
Liza Lee
Long Time Ago, A .
Lowlands        
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Mobile Bay
Old Sailor's Song
One More Day
Paddy Doyle
Paddy Get Back
Paddy Works on the Railway
Persia's Crew, The
Poor Old Man
Retour Du Marin, Le
Reuben Ranzo
Rio Grande
River Lea, The
Rocks in de Mountens
Roll the Cotton Down
Rolling Down to Old Maui
Rolling King
Round the Corner
Row, Bullies, Row
Rules of the Road
Run with the Bullgine
Sacramento
Sailors' "Come-all-ye"
Sailor's Grave, The
Sally Brown
Santy Anna
Shallo Brown
Shenandoah
Shenandoah, The
Sindbad
Sing Sally O!
Slav Ho!
Snapoo
So Handy
Stately Southerner, The
Stormalong
Ten Thousand Miles Away
There She Blows!
Tom's Gone to Hilo
Up She Goes
Whiskey Johnny
Ye Parliament of England
You Gentlemen of England


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 05:32 PM

Colcord's book is revised and enlarged from her 1924 "Roll and Go." A good book, some reasonable copies at Abebooks. Also reprinted 1964.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Susan of DT
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 08:28 AM

Do you want indexes from newer books?


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Dead Horse
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 09:18 AM

Are these the books that sailors took to sea with them, so as to have one hand on the rope and the other free for turning the pages while singing for Mrs Colchord et al ? :-)
If so, I DO hope they had a good sense of humour (note: humour, not humor. Shanty, not chanty.)
Nuff said?


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 02:56 PM

All sorts of songsters went to sea and journals of songs were made by sailors.
How to keep men occupied during days of just sailing in clement weather, or just looking for targets, was a problem; continuous work was not feasible.

Gale Huntington's book "Songs the Whalemen Sang" (repub. 2005, Mystic Seaport), 175 mid-19th c. songs from journals made up aboard sailing vessels, is a partial answer to your question. A second volume is in MS.

Not all sailors were ignorant drunken louts, incapable of speaking understandably, although unfortunately some modern chantey singers adopt this persona.

The old English words (14th c.) chant and chanting certainly would be known to the chantmen, although pronunciation with soft 'ch' was common.
Chaunt already was becoming chant in the 17th c and was usual in 19th c. English.

Humor, of course, is American; they lack humour (read long ago in an English magazine).


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Dead Horse
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 04:49 PM

:-)


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 07:40 PM

"Sailors Chanties"
P. A. Hutchison. 1906, Jour. American Folklore, vol. 19, no. 72, Mar. 1906, pp. 16-28.
Coll. 1880's

Fare ye well (Homeward bound)
Poor Old Man
I thought I heard the first-mate say
Whiskey for Johnnie
So handy, my boys, so handy
Leave her, Johnnie, leave her
Boney
Blackball Line
Goodbye my love, goodbye
Blow, boys, blow (for Californy, O)
Blow, my jolly boys, blow (Yankee ship came down the river)
Blow the man down
Dead horse (As I was going to Rigamarow)
Polly Brown (Wide Missouri)
Ol' Joe, bully ol' Joe
Marching through Georgia (capstan)


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 09:09 AM

Well, one of the more interesting sea music anthologies that's from the 1920's revival has to be SONGS OF THE SEA AND SAILORS' CHANTEYS, edited by Robert Frothingham, published by Houghton Mifflin Co., Cambridge, MA, © 1924. It's generally available on the used bookseller websites and not too pricey:

A Long Time Ago-Traditional
"A Sailorman's a Freeman" by Archie Austin Coates
Abandoned in the Ice by Chart Pitt
Alchemy by Crosbie Garstin
The Anchor by William Laird
Apostrophe to the Ocean by Lord Byron
A-Roving-Traditional
Ballad of New Bedford by Aaron Davis
Ballad of the "Bolivar" by Rudyard Kipling
Ballad of the New Figurehead by Blanche Elizabeth Wade
Beach-Comber by Harry Kemp
Below the Line by William Daniel
Billy Peg-Leg's Fiddle by Bill Adams
Blow, Boys, Blow-Traditional
Blow the Man Down-Traditional
The Boatswain's Story by A. Binns
Boney Was a Warrior-Traditional
Burial at Sea by A. Binns
The Call of the Seven Seas by Kendall Banning
A Capital Ship by Charles Edward Carryl
A Ceylon by Hugh Fisher
Cheer of "The Trenton" by Walter Mitchell
The China Clipper by Aaron Davis
The Coasters by Thomas Fleming Day
D'Avolo's Prayer by John Masefield
Dash to the Pole by A. Wallace Irwin
Dead Horse-Traditional
The Deckhands by Anonymous
Deep-Water Song by John Reed
Derelict by Young Ewing Allison
The Delelict by C. Fox Smith
The Derelict's Return by Lieut. John Anderson, RNR
The Destroyer Men by Berton Braley
Drake's Drum by Sir Henry Newbolt
"Drint to the Men Who have Gone Ashore" by William McFee
L' Envoi by Bill Adams
Euthanasia by Colby Rucker
Farewell and Adieu to You-Traditional
The Fate of the Good Intent by Overland
The First American Sailors by Wallice Rice
Fish-Wharf Rhapsody by Frederick Manley
Fog by Anonymous
Four Deep-Sea Tars and Another by Anonymous
Freighters by Edmund Leamy
Ghost Ships by Gordon Seagrove
The Golden Vanity-Traditional
The Great Seducer by Cale Young Rice
Green Escape by Christopher Morley
Hail "Tusitala" by Joseph Conrad
Hanging Johnny-Traditional
Haul Away, Joe-Traditional
Haul the Bowline-Traditional
Haven by Harold Trowbridge Pulsifer
Herve Riel by Robert Browning
High Barbary-Traditional
High Tide at 4 A.M. by William McFee
Homeward Bound-Traditional
Homeward Bound by William Daniel
Hoodah-Day-Traditional
"I've Been Dreamin'" by Bill Adams
The Incorrigible by Larry O' Conner
Islands by Richard Butler Gleanzer
The Isle of Otherie by John Williams Brotherton
Johnnie Chantey-Man by Bill Adams
Johhny Bowker-Traditional
L'envoi by Bill Adams
The Landlubber's Toast by Thomas R. Ybarra
The Last Chantey by Rudyard Kipling
The Last Harbor by Helen Ives Gilcrist
The Last Port by John D. Swain
The Last Ship by Glenn Ward Dresbach
The Last Voyage by Norah M. Holland
The Leadman's Song by W. Pearce
Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her-Traditional
The "Leviathan's" Three Hundred by Anonymous
The Long Trail by Rudyard Kipling
The Lost Ship by Eugene R. White
The Lubber by Carol Haynes
Mariners by David Morton
Of Mariners by Harold Vinal
The Marines' Hymn by Anonymous
The Master by Charles Buxton Going
Mercantile Jack by Harold Begbie
Merchandise by Anonymous
Messmates by Sir Henry Newbolt
O, Falmouth is a Fine Town by William E. Henley
Of Mariners by Harold Vinal
Of the Lost Ship by Eugene R. White
To an Old Barge by Gordon Seagrove
The Old Pilot Speaks by Phoebe Hoffman
The Old Sailor by Glenn Ward Dresbach
The Old-Timer by R. M. Patterson, Jr.
On First Seeing the Ocean by John G. Neihardt
One More Day-Traditional
Out of the Fog by Dana Burnet
Paddy Doyle-Traditional
Pagan Hymn by A. John Runcie
Penang by Cale Young Rice
The Pirates of Tortuga by Hermann Hagedorn
The Plains of Mexico-Traditional
The Port o' Heart's Desire by John S. McGroaty
The Port o' Missing Ships by Norah M. Holland
Portrait of a Sailor by Milton Raison
Ports of Call by Leo Hayes
Realization by Ira South
The Reefs by Crosbie Garstin
The Remedy by Harry Kemp
The return by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Reuben Ranzo-Traditional
The "Revenge" by Alfred Tennyson
Rhyme of an Ancient Mariner by Anonymous
Rio Grande-Traditional
River Boat by Anonymous
Roll the Cotton Down-Traditional
Rolling Home-Traditional
Running the Eastern Down by Felix Riesenberg
The Rush of the "Oregon" by Arthur Guiterman
Sailing Directions by Gordon Malherbe Hillman
Sailing Orders by Anonymous
To a Sailor Buried Ashore by Charles D. B. Roberts
Sailor's Consolation by William Pitt
A Sailor's Yarn by James Jeffrey Roche
Sailors by J. Warren Merrill
Sally Brown-Traditional
The Saving of the "Cora Adams" by Lewis R. Freeman
Sea Born by Harold Vinal
A Sea Dirge by William Shakespear
Sea fever by Mary Carolyn Davies
Sea-Fever by John Masefield
A Sea-Going Rubaiyat by William Francis Roantree
The Sea Gypsy by Richard Hovey
"The Sea is a Harp" by William Hamilton Hayne
Sea mood by Milton Raison
Sea Song by Charles Wharton Stork
The sea Tramp by Burt Franklin Jenness
The Sea Wind by Berton Braley
The Seafarer by Anonymous
The Seafaring Turn by Ira South
Sealed Orders by E. E. C. Gibbs
Service Stripes by Berton Braley
Shenandoah-Traditional
"Shipping News" by David Morton
The Ships by Thomas Fleming Day
"Ships That Pass" by C. Fox Smith
Sing a Song of Steerage by Christopher Morley
Song for All Seas, All Ships by Walt Whitman
Song of the Derelict by John McCrae
A Song of the Freebooters by Eugene R. White
South Sea Stuff by James J. Montague
Square peg by Gordon Seagrove
The Stalking of the Sea-Wolves by Charles W. Thompson
Storm-Along-Traditional
Taken Ship by Charles Buxton Going
The Tankers by Gordon Malherbe Hamilton
Ten Thousand Miles Away by Anonymous
The Wide Missouri-Traditional
There's Nothing like a Ship at Sea by Harry Kemp
The Three Fishers by Charles Kingley
The Three Ships by C. Fox Smith
Three Tarry Men by Edmund Leamy
A Time-Expired Man by John G. Gartland
To a Sailor Buried Ashore by Charles G. D. Roberts
To an Old Barge by Gordon Seagrove
Tom Bowling by Charles Dibden
Tom's Gone to Ilo-Traditional
The Tops'l Schooner by Kenneth rand
The Tracks of the Trades by Lewis R. Freeman
"Tramp Steamer Standing Out, Sir" by James V. Murray
A "Tusitala" Forebitter by W. L. Werner
"Tusitala's" Christening Ode by R. D. Turnball
The Voyagers by Henry Adams Bellows
The Ward Room Toast by Anonymous
The Water-Front by Anonymous
We'll Go to Sea No More by Miss Corbett
We're All Bound to Go-Traditional
West India Dock Road by Thomas Burke
What ho! She Blows! By Wallace Irwin
Where Lies the Land? by Arthur Hugh Cloud
Whisky for My Johnnie-Traditional
The Wide Missouri-Traditional
The "William P. Frye" by Jeanne Robert Foster
Window Song by Nancy Shores
Windows Over Water by Leslie Nelson Jennings
The Wistful One by Abigail Cresson
With the Submarines by Don Marquis
The Wooley by Richard Butler Glaenzer
The World of Ships by Burt Franklin Jenness

This anthology includes both traditional songs, contemporary songs (from the early 20th century), and nautical poetry. Several women composers are included. There are many jewels in this collection, awaiting refurbishing. Unfortunately there is no musical notation. However, there is an excellent forward and full references and the whole anthology is clearly a labor of love.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Lighter
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 01:27 PM

That's funny; the copy I've seen contains melodies for the shanties, which come from Stanton H. King's "King's Book of Chanties" (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1918).


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 01:50 PM

Frothingham- there was a reprint, which I haven't seen. The 1924 original had 288pp., the music of the chanteys starting on p. 241 according to a dealer's description that I found. The chanteys are reprinted from King.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 02:05 PM

Trivia-
S. H. King was appointed official chantie instructor (1918) by the United States Shipping Board. He was religious, and often led bible studies at sailors' rests.

A long drag chantey, A Long Time Ago, from his "Book of Chanties,? [shortened title?] is on robokopp: http://musicanet.org/robokopp/shanty/alonglon.htm

The date on the book is given as 1918 by robokopp.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 02:19 PM

The finest collection of chanteys and sailors' songs on the net is the large one collected in robokopp. This site is still available, through musicanet.org, but is no longer being maintained. Many midis. A sailors' dictionary is included.
I fear for the future of this source.

http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/shanty.html
Shanties and Sailor Songs


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 05:34 PM

King had spent six years at sea in the merchant service and another six in the U.S. Navy before swallowing the anchor ca1899. In the '20s he sang some shanties for James M. Carpenter.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 04:17 PM

Found my Frothingham, 1924 date with brief scores for the chanteys, which came from the Oliver Ditson Company and Stanton H. King.

For those looking for Bill Adams songs, there are five: Stowaway, I've Been Dreamin', Johnnie Chantey-Man, Billy Peg-Leg's Fiddle, and L'Envoi.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 11:46 AM

Q et al-

There are more poems by old-sailor poet Bill Adams that I've posted to his page at the Oldpoetry Website: Click here for website

I've also posted poems by other old sailor-poets Harry Kemp and Burt Franklin Jenness on that same website.

There is also a thread here at Mudcat titled Old Sailor-Poets where I periodically add to the inventory. But the Oldpoetry website is indexed while the one here is by order of posting.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: JWB
Date: 25 Jun 07 - 10:43 PM

No chanteys in it, but full of sea songs is "Naval Songs and Ballads" edited by C.H.Firth, published by the Navy Records Society in 1908 (this is volume 33 of the Publications of the NRS). 123-page introduction by Professor Firth, 107 song lyrics (no music, but there is an index of tunes mentioned), and notes on each song and ballad. The songs are arranged chronologically, with the earliest dating to the 14th century (titled 'The Battle of Sluys').

Lots of the songs are unfamiliar to me, such as 'The English Seaman's Resolution', 'A Satyr on the Sea-Officers' and 'The Russians Won't Come Out'. But you'll find here 'Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate', 'The Death of Lord Nelson' and 'Andrew Barton'.

I wish I had time tonight to type up the list of songs...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 09:19 AM

Jerry-

We'll cut you some slack! Type up the list and post it when you have more time. ;~)

Here's a suggestion to Q:

Secure editing powers for this thread, if you don't already have them, and post a running list of the songbooks that have already been digested as an initial post, and update it periodically. As this thread gets longer it will become more likely that some poor sod such as myself will post an index that has already been posted.

I'm claiming first dibs on posting the index of PIPE ALL HANDS, edited by Geo. A. Zabriskie, published by "The Doldrums," Ormand Beach, Florida, © 1938.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 10:57 AM

From PIPE ALL HANDS, edited by Geo. A. Zabriskie, published by "The Doldrums," Ormand Beach, Florida, © 1938 (in order of appearance):

Sea Fever by John Masefield
A Wanderer's Song by John Masefield
Invitation by Don C. Seitz
When henry Morgan Sails by Don C. Seitz
The Isle of Pines by Don C. Seitz
Forty Singing Seamen by Alfred Noyes
A Ballad of John Silver by John Masefield
A Night at Dago Tom's by John Masefield
The Yarn of the "Nancy Bell" by Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
The Standing Toast by Charles Dibdin
John Reilley as sung by Margaret Rhodes (Traditional)
The Sailor's Sheet Anchor by Charles Dibdin
Jack in His Element by Charles Dibdin
The Sailor to His Parrot by William H. Davies
Mother Carey by John Masefield
The Yarn of the "Loch Achray" by John Masefield
At Sea by Charles Dibdin
Ben the Boatswain by Charles Dibdin
Captain Stratton's Fancy by John Masefield
Credo by Don C. Seitz
The Ship of Rio by Walter de la Mere
The Wreck of the "Julie Plante" by Wm. Henry Drummond
Bill by John Masefield
Burial Party by John Masefield
Walking the Plank by Don C. Seitz

This anthology was privately published and is another labor of love.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: JWB
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 04:37 PM

Charlie,

Have you discovered yet that the tune of "Dicey Reilly" (sp?) fits the words of Masefield's "Captain Stratton's Fancy" perfectly? A fun song to sing when rum is the libation of choice.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 05:37 PM

Jerry-

Not yet but I expect I soon will!

Thanks!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: shipcmo
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 04:24 PM

Well now, I'm working on an index of the tunes in the books in my library; e.g.

Drunken Sailor, The (Early in the Morning)(Up She Rises) – Shanties from the Seven Seas(p109-12),
                                                                                             The Chanty Man Sings (words only)(p27),
                                                                                                   Roll And Go(p30),
                                                                                                   Capstan Bars(p40-1),
                                                                                                American Sea Songs and Chanteys (words only)(p612),
                                                                                                   Sea Songs and Shanties(p87-8),
                                                                                                   Everyman's Book of Sea Songs(p57-8),
                                                                                                   Songs of American Sailormen(p78),
                                                                                                   Shantymen & Shantyboys(p48),
                                                                                                   The Making of a Sailor(p121),
                                                                                                   The Book of Navy Songs(p138-9),
                                                                                                   Chanteying Aboard American Ships(p25-6),
                                                                                                   Songs of Sea Labour(p17)


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: shipcmo
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 04:26 PM

Here's my Library:
*Abrahams, Roger D., Deep the water, shallow the shore. U of Texas Press, 1974.
*Baker & Miall,    Evryman's book of sea songs. J.M. Dent, 1982.
*Bone, David W Capstan Bars. Harcourt Brace and Co., New York, 1932.
*Colcord, Joanna Carver, Songs of American sailormen. New York, W. W. Norton & company, inc., 1938.
*Colcord, Joanna Carver,   Roll and go. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill company, ca1924.
*Dingle, Aylward Edward, Spin a yarn, sailor: by Captain "Sinbad". Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott company, 1935.
Doerflinger, William Main, Songs of the sailor and lumberman. New York, Macmillan Co., 1972.
*Doerflinger, William Main, Shantymen and shantyboys. New York, Macmillan, 1951
Firth, C.H., Naval Songs And Ballads., Navy Records Society, 1908, Cornell University, 1991.
*Frye, John,   The men all singing. Norfolk, Va., Donning, 1978.
*Harlow, Frederick Pease, The Making of a Sailor. Marine Research Society, Salem, 1928.
*Harlow, F.P., Chanteying Aboard American Ships. Mystic Seaport, 2004.
Harry, Lahaina, Rhyming in the Rigging. Ox Bow Press, Woodbridge, 1978.
*Healy, James N. Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea. The Mercier Press, Cork, 1967.
Hugill, Stan, Songs of the Sea. McGraw, 1977.
*Hugill, Stan,   Shanties and sailors' songs. London, Jenkins, 1969.
*Hugill, Stan, Shanties from the seven seas. Mystic Seaport , 1994.
Hugill, Stan, Shanties from the seven seas. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1961
*Huntington, Gale, Songs The Whalemen Sang. Mystic Seaport, 2005.
*Lomax, John Avery,   Best loved American folk songs. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1947.
*Lomax, Alan, The folk songs of North America. Illustrated. London, Cassell, 1960.
*Meloney, William Brown IV, The Chanty Man Sings. C.J.O'Brien, New York, 1926.
*Palmer, Roy, The Oxford book of sea songs. New York , Oxford University Press, 1986                      *
*Pond, William A. Naval Songs. 1883, Kesssinger Publishing's Legacy Reprints.
Shay, Frank, An American sailor's treasury. New York, Smithmark 1991.
*Shay, Frank, American sea songs and chanteys. New York, W. W. Norton 1948.
*Smith, C. Fox, A Book of Shanties. Methuen & Co., London, 1927.
*Smith, Laura Alexandrine, The Music of the Waters. London. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1888.
*Stone, Christopher, Sea Songs And Ballads. Oxford, 1906.                                                                                     *
*USNA, Trident Society, The book of Navy songs. Annapolis, Md. United States Naval Institute, 1955.
*Whall, W. B., Sea songs and shanties. Glasgow, J. Brown & son, 1920.
Bok, Gordon, Time and the Flying Snow. Folk-Legacy Records, Sharon, 1977.
*Bullen, Frank T. & Arnold, W.F., Songs of Sea Labour. London, 1914, (Xerox copy)
Edward C. Cove, 25 Humorous Sailing Songs. Third Wish Publishing Co., Lincoln, 1982.
Koch, John, Sea Shanties. ANFOR Music Publishing, Brooklyn, 1979.
Mariide, To Make the Welkin Ring. Shanty Seattle, Seattle, 1981,
Millar, John Fitzhugh, A collection of Sea Chanteys. Williamsburg, ca1980 .
*Palmer, Roy, The Valiant Sailor. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1973.                                                   *
Rogers, Stan, Songs from Fogarty's Cove. 1982, OPC Publications, Ottawa
*Salley, George, A Seaman's Hymnal. Two Schooners, Gloucester Point, 1983.
Terry, Richard Runciman, The Shanty Book Part I, Sailors Shanties. J. Curwen & Sons Ltd., London. 1921
Weiss, Caryl P., The Liverpool Judies Song Book. Capawa Music, Bala-Cynwyd, 1977.
Weiss, Caryl P., Here's a Good Luck to the Pint Pot. Capawa Music, Bala-Cynwyd, 1979.
Chanteys and Caulking Chants, The Bay: It Makes Us Who We Are, (flyer)
Menhaden Chanteys, Maryland Marine Notes Vol 18, No 1 (loose pages)
Singers Preserve Chanties of Virginia Fishermen, from NPR Web Site (single page)
Jack's Kit or, Saturday night in the forecastle. By an old salt. New-York, Bunce & Brother, 18-- ,(Xerox copy)
HIEV RUND: Das Seemannsliederbuch: Heiko Fenn, 1978, Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, Hamburg
Die Fanfare: Deutsche Volks- und Marschlieder, Adiolf Hoffmann, 1956, Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, Hamburg
Die Seemannskiste: Band 2, 1954, Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, Hamburg
Die Seemannskiste: Band 3, 1966, Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, Hamburg
SANGHAEFTE: "1976" Statens Skoleskib, Danmark
CAHIERS CHANTS de MARINS: 60 Chansons Paroles et Musique Pour Chanter A Bord, le Chasse-maree
Wat lijdt den zeerman al verdriet: Het Nederlandse zeemanslied in de zeiltijd (1600-1900), C.A.Davids, 1980, Haag
Spiewnik, shanties '87, VI OGOLNOPOLSKI FESTIWAL, Krakow
ORSKIE OPOWIESCI: Jan Tomaszewski, 1986, Gdansk


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 05:00 PM

Admirable collection!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 27 Feb 10 - 06:00 PM

For your "Drunken Sailor" entry, don't forget to check out ...

Olmsted, F.A. 1841. Incidents of a Whaling Voyage. New York: D. Appleton & Co.

...which appears to be the first printing of it. Available on Google Books.


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: shipcmo
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 09:08 AM

The Way of the Ship: Shanties and Shantymen, Terry, Richard Runciman, Fireship Press, Tucson, 2008.
   (contains both Part I & Part II of The Shanty Book, Sailor Shanties)
A-roving (I)
A-roving (II)
Banks of the Sacremento, The
Billy Boy
Black Ball Line, The
Blow, my bully boys
Blow the man down
Blow ye winds of morning
Boney was a warrior
Bound for the Rio Grande
Bully Boat, The
Can't you dance the polka?
Cheer'ly, men
Clear the track, let the Bullgine run
Dead Horse, The
Do let me go
Drummer and the cook, The
Fire down below
Good-bye, fare ye well
Good morning, ladies all
Hanging Johnny
Haul away, Joe
Haul away, Joe (II)
Hilo, John Brown
Hilonday
Hilo Somebody
Hog's-eye Man, The
Hundred years ago, A
John Brown's Body
Johnny Boker
Johnny come down to Hilo
Lizer Lee
Long time ago, A
Lowlnds away
Miss Lucy Long
My Johnny
My Tommy's gone away
O Billy Riley
Oh run, let the Bullgine run
One more day
Paddy Doyle's boots
Paddy works on the railway
Reuben Ranzo
Roll the cotton down
Round the corner, Sally
Sailor likes his bottle, O!, The
Sally Brown
Santy Anna
Shallow Brown
Shaver, The
Shenandoah
Sing fare you well
So handy, me gels
Stormalong
Stormalong John
Time for us to leave her
Tom's gone to Hilo
We'll haul the bowlin'
We're all bound to go
Walk him along, Johnny
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
Whisky Johnny
Whoop Jamboree
Wild Goose Shanty, The
Won't you go my way?


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: shipcmo
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 04:00 PM

Chanteying Aboard American Ships, Harlow, F.P., Mystic Seaport, 2004.
A Fal-De-Lal-Day
A Hundred Years Ago
Aboard the Henry Clay
Across the Western Ocean
Adieu to Maimuna
Ah-Hoo-E-La-E
Along the Lowlands
A-Roving (The Maid of Amsterdam)
Baffin's Bay
Banks of Sacremento
Barber Song, The
Barnacle Bill the Sailor
Black Ball Line, The
Blow Boys Blow
Blow the Man Down
Blow Ye Winds in the Morning
Boston
Bo'sun's Story The
Calling the Watch
Can't You Dance the Polka
Christopher Columbus
Clear the Track, Let the Bulgine Run
Coast of Peru, The
Constitution and the Guerriere, The
Cruise of the Dreadnaught
Darky Sunday School, The
Dead Horse, The
Dixie's Isle
Do Me Ama
Drunken Sailor, The (Up She Rises)
Early in the Morning
Edgartown Whaling Song
Fate of the Nancy Bell, The
Fire Down Below
From Surabaya to Pasoeroean
Golden Vanitee
Greenland Whale, The
Gwine to Git a Home Bime By
Handsome Charlie's Sing Out
Hanging Johnny
Haul Away, Joe
Haul the Bowline
Hauling in the Slack of the Foresheet
Heave Away Cheerily
Heave Away My Johnnies (We're All Bound To Go)
High Barbaree
Hilo, My Ranzo Way
Hog-Eye Man, The
Home on the Mountain Wave, a
Homeward Bound (Good-bye Fare You Well)
Horn of the Hiram Q, The
I Love the Blue Mountains
It's Advertised in Boston
Japanese Short Drag
John Francois (Boney Was a Warrior)
John, John Crow
Johnny Boker
Johnny Get Your Oatcake Done (Jamboree)
Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her
Let Go the Reefy Tackle
Lindy Lowe
Liverpool Girls, The
Long Time Ago, a
Lowlands
Married to a Mermaid
Mermaid, The
Merman, The
Mobile Bay
Nancy Lee
Nantucket P'int
Nantucket Skipper, The
Oh, Poor Paddy Works on the Railway
Old Nantucket Whaling Song
Old Stormy
One More Day
Outward Bound
Paddy Doyle and his Boots
Pirate of the Isle, The
Poor Old Joe
Poor Old Man
Priest and the Nuns, The
Reuben Ranzo
Riding on a Donkey
Rio Grande
Roll the Cotton Down
Rolling Down to Old Maui
Rolling Home
Sailor's Alphabet, The
Sally Brown (Roll and Go)
Santa Ana (On the Plains of Mexico)
Santy
Shallow Brown
Shannon and Chesapeake
Ship Lord Wolsely, The
Short Cry or Sing Out, a
Short Drag
Sing Out, a
Slapander-Gosheka
So Handy, My Boys, So Handy
Song of the Fishes
South Australia
Storm Along John
Stormy
Sun Down Below
Ten Thousand Miles Away
Tommy's Gone to Hilo
Topsail Halliards
'Twas a Love of Adventure
Walk Away, a
Way Sing Sally
Weather Main Brace
We're All Surrounded
Whale, The
Whalemen's Wives, The
Whiskey
Yankee Man-of-War, The
Yankee Tars


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Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 04:18 PM

Love them alpha lists!

Charley Noble


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