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Steady as She Goes: Songs and Chanties from the Days of Commercial Sail

Louis Killen, Jeff Warner, Gerret Warner & Fud Benson
Steady as She Goes: Songs and Chanties from the Days of Commercial Sail

Not confined to land, Collector Records’ series on industrial folklore and folksong includes Steady as She Goes, an album dedicated to workers on the sea. During a time when a captain’s reign could be tyrannical, the work tough, and the sea unkind, the men maintained that "a song is as good as ten men." Often used in the manner of a work song in the fields, these shanties tell the tales of loneliness, families left behind, and the daily hardships of nautical life, but also about raising anchor with certain knowledge that you are heading home.

Track Listing

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Paddy Lay Back Jeff Warner 3:34
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102
Bold Riley Louis Killen 1:57
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103
Rolling Down To Old Maui Louis Killen 2:53
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104
Jolly Roving Tar Jeff Warner 2:33
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105
Topman And The Afterguard Louis Killen 2:31
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106
Off To Sea Once More Louis Killen 4:44
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107
Strike The Bell John Benson 2:58
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108
Ship In Distress Jeff Warner 2:11
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109
Blow The Man Down Louis Killen 2:28
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110
The Coast Of Peru Louis Killen 2:35
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111
All For Me Grog Jeff Warner 3:03
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112
Shallow Brown Louis Killen 1:58
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113
Bring 'Em Down Louis Killen 1:32
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Away Rio John Benson 2:19

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