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Subject: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 06:50 PM

Thought folks might like to know about our new book

Bygone Ballads of Maine Vol 1, Songs of Ships & Sailors
Compiled and edited by Julia Lane & Fred Gosbee
It is 300+ pages and has over 160 songs with lyrics, tunes and notes plus an extensive appendix of sources and context. Gathered from field recordings, journals and manuscripts made here in Maine pre-1950 most of the material is previously un-published.

After over ten years' work, it's finally available from Loomis House Press (https://loomishousepress.com/songs-of-ships-sailors.html) or our website http://castlebaycds.com/bygone-ballads1.html. We also have a facebook page "Bygone Ballads of Maine".
Softcover- $29.95, Hardcover-$39.95   (plus shipping)

Bygone Ballads of Maine Vol 1, Songs of Ships & Sailors comments
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 A profoundly significant and scholarly contribution to the world of folk song, this book should be read by anyone who is interested in the traditional music of rural America.
 
In depth and clearly presented, these Anglo European folk songs are expertly collected, written and exhibited by folk singers and researchers Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee.
 
 This book exhibits a treasure trove of painstakingly collected folk songs that have migrated from Anglo Europe to New England. (Maine) The song examples are artfully presented and shown in the context of the culture from which they come.
 
Stuart P. Gillespie Jr.
Prof. Emeritus Naugatuck Valley Community College      1977 - 2004
Chantey Singer and Maritime Historian, Mystic Seaport 1972 – 1985
Choral Director and Composer
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Not since Joanna Colcord published Roll and Go in 1924, have we seen such a comprehensive compilation of songs from the sea as this one. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have brought forth not just the songs, but so much important contextual information, such as a map of the location of singers, the source of the song, the melody to which the song is sung, and editorial notes that compare songs with other known versions, or similar songs known by different names.  This is a book that will be a treasure to singers, but also to folklorists, ballad scholars and historians. The authors have exceeded their goals to create a song book. They have created a volume that will stand proudly on library bookshelves next to books by Phillips Barry, Fannie Eckstorm, Joanna Colcord and other ballad scholars.

—Dr. Pauleena MacDougall, PhD., Former director Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine at Orono, Author & Editor
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Pick this up, you won't put it down. Whether you're a singer or just a lover of lore, you'll find herein a fruitful feast of ballads and broadsides, some familiar (with a local twist), some wholly new, and all with deftly written notes as to the history behind them.

A labor of love as ever you'll find, this volume reflects years of meticulous research into the annals of Maine's "songstory," with song after song brought to light (and life) along with detailed information as to its origins and evolution. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have managed to corral an exhaustive list of songs into a volume that's readable and user-friendly.

Janie Meneely -Musician, Promoter, Journalist (former editor Chesapeake Bay Magazine)

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Not only does the layout look entirely professional, the illustrations are delightful, and the list of songs includes so many that are unfamiliar. One gets so tired of finding the same songs collected over and over again. Clearly reflects a huge commitment of time, love and dedication! Top notch all the way.I'll look forward to spending more time with these.

All the best,

William Pint & Felicia Dale -Musicians, Flying Fish Recording artists

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...wonderful singer/editor approach in the intro to the materials (you) found and how to (not only) compile/edit/ but also understand them in the context in which they were collected…. It is such an honor to dig into this!

Lisa Null- Folk artist, Promoter, Co-founder of Green Linnet Records
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..one of the very best books on historic songs of the sea. There are many such books, but few achieve such a high level throughout, with such attention to musical detail and such precise writing. The lengthy introduction itself is invaluable to anyone interested in historic music, the sea, and Maine.

Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo, Ph.D. Maritime History, Educator & Performer of Historic Songs of the Sea, Author & Editor
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Julia's upcoming volume is the result of extraordinary detailed transcribing and deciphering of some 300 songs rescued from obscurity in an all but forgotten archive. The songs are then illuminated by her and Fred's long, deep study of the music and history of the state of Maine and the British Isles …it is filled with surprises and delights. I know it will certainly delight lovers of music and of Maine.

Van Reid- Award-winning author and creator of The Moosepath League, Viking Press


https://loomishousepress.com/songs-of-ships-sailors.html


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 09:52 PM

I've been waiting for this for a ling time, Julia. Best of luck with it. I ordered my copy from Loomis House this evening.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 11:08 PM

Thanks, Joe! Hope you enjoy it!
best- Julia & Fred


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: GUEST,Rigby
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 09:09 AM

Ordered! Looks great!


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 11:33 AM

Looking forward to hearing people sing these songs again!


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 27 Jan 22 - 10:29 AM

If anyone is interested, I'll post the contents- it's 160 songs, many of them are unique, some are variants. All are newly published


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 27 Jan 22 - 10:49 AM

Please do, Julia. Are there any plans for an outlet for the paperback version in the UK?


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Subject: RE: Origins: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine- Ships
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 22 - 09:14 PM

Thanks Steve- If you order through Loomis House they will have it printed by their publisher in the UK and will be mailed directly to you! We have already had people do this and they are very happy with their books.
Just use the Loomis House link and they will make it happen.
(https://loomishousepress.com/songs-of-ships-sailors.html)

BTW, They have similar arrangements worldwide.Simply inquire via the link
best- Julia


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Subject: Index: 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 10:42 AM

Bygone Ballads of Maine Vol 1. , Songs of the Sea, Ships & Sailors
© 2021 Castlebay Music, castlebay.net, published by Loomis House Press
Contents
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Adieu ye Banks & Braes of Clyde
Andrew Barden (Child 250)
Andrew Rose
The Banks of Brandywine
The Banks of Newfoundland 1
The Banks of Newfoundland 2
The Basket of Eggs
The Battleship, The Maine
Bill Seymour
The Black Cook
Black-eyed Susan
Blow Ye Winds, Aye-O (The Merman)
Bold Dighton
Bold Manning
Bold McCarty
The Bold Northwestmen
The Bold Princess Royal
The Bold Pirate
The Bold Privateer
Bracey on the Shore
The Brave Seaman
The British Man O’ War
Bung Yer Eye
Captain Kidd
The Capture of the Crown
Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold
The Cedar Grove
The Constitution and the Guerriere
The Crocodile
The Cruise of the Lapwing
The Cumberland's Crew
The Downeast Maid
The Dreadnaught
Dublin Bay
The Dying Californian
The E. A. Horton
Early, Early in the Spring
The Eastern Light
The Enterprise and the Boxer
The Evergreen Shore
The Faithful Sailor Boy
Fair Phoebe & her Dark-eyed Sailor
False Nancy
Far, Far at Sea
The Fate of Franklin
The Fate of Rena Lee
The Female Smuggler
Fielding's Tragedy
Fifteen Ships On George’s Banks
The Flying Cloud
The Gallant Brigantine
The Gay Spanish Maid
George Reily
The Golden Vanity
Goodbye, Annie Darling
The Gosport Tragedy
Grace Darling
The Green Beds
The Greenland Whale
The Handsome Cabin Boy
Handsome Harry
Homeward Bound 1
Homeward Bound 2
The House Carpenter
Hull's Victory
If I Was a Blackbird
In the Year of 39
The Irish Rover
The Isle of Man Shore
Jack, the Jolly Tar
Jack has Gone A-Roving
Jacket of Blue
Jack Tar's Frolic
James Bird
Jennie of the Moor
John Riley's Farewell
Johnny German
John Maynard
The Jolly Roving Tar
The Jolly Sailor
The Jolly Sailor Boys
The Jolly Sailors
The Jovial Sailor and his Beautiful Queen
The Lady Leroy
The Lady of the Lake
The Lass of Mohee
The Lightning Flash
The Little Sailor Boy
The Loss of the Albion
Lovely Lou
The Lowlands of Holland
The Mary L. McKay
Mary's Dream
The Merchant's Daughter
The Merry Mackerel Catchers
The Miser's Daughter
The Missing Ship
The Monitor and the Merrimack
Mournful Tragedy
My Sailor Boy
The Nightingale
No One to Welcome Me Home
The Oak and the Ash (Home Dearie Home)
Old Horse
Old Ironsides
Our Ship Lay in the Harbor
Paul Jones
Peter Jones
Peter Street
The Poor Little Sailor Boy
The Prayer of the Soldier and the Sailor
Pretty Polly of Topsham
The Rambling Female Sailor
The Rocks of Scilly
Rockweed
Root, Hog, or Die
The Rose of Breton's Isle
The Rosey Banks of Green
The Rovin' Lizzie
Sail On, Oh, Ship of State
The Sailor and the Sea Captain
The Sailor in the Boat
A Sailor Walking in His Garden
The Sailors’ Alphabet
The Sailor's Bride
The Sailor's Grave
The Sailor’s Tale
The Saucy Sailor
The Schooner Fred Dunbar
The Ship That Never Returned
The Ship of Revolution
The Ship of State
The Silvery Tide
The Sinking of the Royal George
The Sons of Liberty
The Spanish War
The Stately Southerner
The Tailor and the Chest
The Tall Young Oysterman
The Tarry Sailor
Ten Thousand Miles Away
Tossed Upon Life’s Raging Billows
A Trip to the Grand Banks
The Union of St. John
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea
The White Squall
Why Don’t My Father’s Ship Come In?
Willie-O
The Worn Out Sailor
Yankee Tars
Young Edmund


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 11:05 AM

Great list. Look forward to getting my copy.


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 22 - 04:32 PM

Got my copy in the mail today. It's a beautiful piece of work, and I'm sure it will be a delight to read.
Great work, Julia and Fred!

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 15 Feb 22 - 09:32 PM

Thanks- so glad it got there safely! We have done an interview with NPR which should air in the next day or so. Our major purpose with this book (and the next) is to create awareness for this music and all the dedicated people who keep it alive. Thanks for all you do
JL


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 16 Feb 22 - 05:29 PM

Great book. Lots of good background to the Maine songs. One little plea for the next volume, can we please have Laws Numbers if not Roud Numbers? Makes indexing a lot easier. Have you a projected title for the next volume?


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 17 Feb 22 - 09:50 PM

Thanks Steve- One big dilemma was deciding which number should be attached given the variants. I'm happy to take suggestions and will include them in the next printing.

I'm incline to call the next volume "Songs of Forest & Farm". Since we are trying to focus on previously unpublished material, I was hesitant to tackle the songs from the lumberwoods (Sandy Ives did a great job doing that) But I have uncovered some stuff that's not present anywhere else that can find, plus there are lots of great "domestic" and farm related songs. I'll probably reserve the social disasters, political and military stuff for yet another tome.

Stay "tuned"
J


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Apr 22 - 01:30 AM

The NPR Interview (click) Julia mentioned above was aired on All Things Considered on February 16, and it aired on another NPR program on April 13.

There are MIDI Files (click) for all of the songs in the book, and YouTube Video Recordings for ten of the songs.


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Subject: RE: New book 'Bygone Ballads of Maine-Ships & Sailors
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 14 Apr 22 - 11:00 PM

Thanks Joe for this update. I would like to clarify that the midi files are just the basic tunes, not the whole songs.The video recordings are our arrangements of ten of the songs.

I'd also like to invite anyone interested to join the party at the facebook page "Bygone Ballads of Maine". We post new info regarding the songs and events featuring them. Happy to discuss and answer questions.

We will also be zooming at NEFFA on Saturday April 23rd at 4:30

All the best- Julia


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