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Colonial and Revolutionary War Sea Songs and Shanties

Cliff Halsam and John Millar
Colonial and Revolutionary War Sea Songs and Shanties

Sung by Cliff Haslam and John Millar in 1976 at Mystic Seaport, this album features traditional maritime songs from the 18th century. Mystic Seaport, a non-profit corporation, was formed in 1972 "for the purpose of developing a Colonial/Revolutionary period Seaport Museum on the historic waterfront of Newport, Rhode Island." One of Seaport’s activities included weekly performances of Sea Shanties on the deck of the frigate "Rose" (one of their two Revolutionary ships) which are here preserved in this collection. See liner notes for detailed history of each song.

Track Listing

101
Boston Harbour Cliff Halsam and John Millar 1:56
102
Sam's Gone Away Cliff Halsam and John Millar 1:32
103
Johnny Todd Cliff Halsam and John Millar 1:46
104
Pleasant and Delightful Cliff Halsam and John Millar 3:19
105
My Son John Cliff Halsam and John Millar 1:25
106
Polly on the Shore Cliff Halsam and John Millar 3:57
107
Anti-Gallican Privateer Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:08
108
Fathom the Bowl Cliff Halsam and John Millar 3:56
109
The Pressgang Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:05
110
All the Things Were Quite Silent Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:25
201
Hurrah for John Paul Jones Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:10
202
Fare Thee Well My Dearest Nancy Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:17
203
Adieu My Sweet Lovely Nancy Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:35
204
Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth Cliff Halsam and John Millar 1:39
205
Yankee Privateer Cliff Halsam and John Millar 4:21
206
The Ballad of John Paul Smith Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:31
207
Stately American Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:17
208
Yankee Man of War Cliff Halsam and John Millar 1:26
209
Sir Peter Parker Cliff Halsam and John Millar 2:24

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