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Folksongs from Martha's Vineyard

Folksongs from Martha's Vineyard

Before the island’s fame as a tourist destination, the people of Martha’s Vineyard looked to the sea for sustenance, and sang about it for entertainment. These fourteen songs—amply annotated by folklorist Kenny Goldstein—tell of subsistence farming on land and of battles with whales and Englishmen at sea.

Track Listing

101
The Garden Where the Shampeens Grow Gale Huntington 0:58
102
Gunpowder Tea Gale Huntington 1:26
103
The Old Arm Chair Gale Huntington 3:42
104
The Fit Comes on Me Now Gale Huntington 1:54
105
Pop Goes the Weasel Gale Huntington 2:13
106
Scarlet Town Gale Huntington 2:03
107
Bow and Balance to Me Gale Huntington 2:40
201
Blow the Man Down Gale Huntington 1:21
202
Blow Ye Winds Gale Huntington 3:48
203
Uncle Sam and Johnny Bull Gale Huntington 1:33
204
Cross Over Jordan Gale Huntington 1:38
205
Tarpaulin Jacket Gale Huntington 1:45
206
Round Cape Horn Gale Huntington 2:08
207
Bold Privateer Gale Huntington 3:05

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