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Fair Winds and a Following Sea

Fair Winds and a Following Sea, LP artwork
Fair Winds and a Following Sea by Boarding Party, LP artwork
Fair Winds and a Following Sea, CD artwork
Fair Winds and a Following Sea by Boarding Party, CD artwork

The second recording from the shanty-singing outfit The Boarding Party, Fair Winds and a Following Sea was originally released by Folk-Legacy Records in 1987. A collection of maritime work songs with diverse origins (three languages can be heard on this record), the album was painstakingly researched and contains richly detailed liner notes. While most of the songs in this selection are rare, one song, "The Old Peacock", had never before been recorded; written by scientists during the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, its performances was commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution in commemoration of the historic journey. A similar degree of historical and cultural intrigue can be expected from all the songs included.

Track Listing

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Tommy's Gone to Hilo The Boarding Party 2:44
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102
The Old Peacock The Boarding Party 2:52
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103
Let the Bullgine Run The Boarding Party 2:27
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104
Mauling Live Oak The Boarding Party 2:41
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105
Soran Bushi The Boarding Party 1:45
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106
Hudson River Steamboat The Boarding Party 3:08
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107
Come Along Down The Boarding Party 1:45
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108
Go It, Jerry The Boarding Party 2:11
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109
Starbuck's Complaint The Boarding Party 2:01
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110
Randy Dandy O The Boarding Party 3:30
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111
C'est L'aviron The Boarding Party 2:48
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112
Coming Down the C & O The Boarding Party 2:25
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113
Saltpetre Shanty The Boarding Party 2:04
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114
Heise, All The Boarding Party 0:56
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115
One More Day The Boarding Party 2:06
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116
Lowlands Away The Boarding Party 2:43
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117
Survivor Leave The Boarding Party 5:10
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