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Classic Maritime Music from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
Classic Maritime Music from Smithsonian Folkways

More than just sea chanteys, maritime musical tradition encompasses an ocean of songs from people who have lived and worked on the water. Onboard are Folkways favorite singers-Dave Van Ronk and the Foc’sle Singers, Lead Belly, and Paul Clayton and many more. Classic Maritime takes you from the folk songs of Martha’s Vineyard down to the Bahamas and beyond. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place. Extensive liner notes, a whopping 32 tracks, 68 minutes of music!

Track Listing

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Roll Alabama Roll (The Alabama) The X Seamen’s Institute 3:04
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102
Shenandoah The X Seamen’s Institute 3:31
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103
Clear the Track and Let the Bullgine Roll Sam Eskin 1:37
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104
Greenland Whale Fisheries Stuart Gillespie 2:16
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105
Paddy Doyle’s Boots Alan Mills and the Shantymen 0:42
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106
The Black Ball Line The Foc'sle Singers 1:04
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107
The Sloop John B. The Dicey Doh Singers 2:14
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108
Tommy's Gone to Hilo Stuart M. Frank 1:03
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109
Lord Franklin (Lady Franklin's Lament) The Gold Ring 2:17
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110
The Handsome Cabin Boy Stuart Gillespie 2:28
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111
Rio Grande The Foc'sle Singers 2:49
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112
Run Come See The X Seamen’s Institute 2:46
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113
Ten Penny Bit (Swallow Tail Jig) (Instrumental) Ellen Cohn 1:33
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114
South Australia Stan Hugill 3:10
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115
Haul Away Joe Lead Belly 2:54
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116
Blood Red Roses Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L. Lloyd and Chorus 1:39
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117
All for Me Grog Louis Killen, Jeff and Gerrett Warner and Fud Benson 3:09
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118
Haul on the Bowline The Foc'sle Singers 1:23
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119
Bully in the Alley Morrigan 1:45
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120
Chesapeake Born Tom and Mark Wisner 4:19
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121
A Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L. Lloyd and Chorus 1:55
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122
Dredgin' is My Drudgery Tom and Mark Wisner 2:32
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123
Liverpool Judies (Instrumental) Stuart M. Frank 1:11
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124
Santiano (Santy Anna) The X Seamen’s Institute, Lou Killen and Stan Hugill 1:48
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125
Reuben Ranzo The X Seamen’s Institute 1:31
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126
The Girls Around Cape Horn Tom Goux and Jacek Sulanowski 2:24
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127
Adieu My Lovely Nancey Morrigan 2:25
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128
The Dreadnaught Tom Sullivan 3:33
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129
Married to a Mermaid Tom Goux and Jacek Sulanowski 1:36
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130
Boney The X-Seamen’s Institute 1:12
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131
Homeward Bound/The Old Slipper Shoe (Instrumental) Tom Sullivan 1:58
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132
Homeward Bound Stuart M. Frank 2:31

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