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Songs of the Great Lakes

Various Artists
Songs of the Great Lakes

This 1964 Folkways release, recorded and produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, is a collection of songs dealing primarily with sailing on the Great Lakes of North America. Fowke’s research relies heavily on stories and songs as recollected by descendants of former Great Lakes sailors. The vocal performances on this release are both rousing and authentic. Liner notes include brief biographies of the performers as well as lyrics and explanations supplemental to the songs.

Track Listing

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E. C. Roberts, The - Red Iron Ore Stanley Baby 4:53
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102
The Maggie Hunter C. H. J. Snider 3:39
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103
The Dreadnaught C. H. J. Snider 3:07
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104
James Bird O. J. Abbott 3:55
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105
The Fayette Brown Stanley Baby 0:47
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106
The Loss of the Antelope C. H. J. Snider 5:14
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107
Homeward Bound Stanley Baby 0:50
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201
The Cumberland's Crew Stanley Baby 2:58
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202
The Cumberland's Crew Orlo Brandon 1:49
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203
The Merrimac Orlo Brandon 1:27
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204
The Schooner Persian's Crew Stanley Baby 5:34
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205
The Wreck of the Asia C. H. J. Snider 3:16
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206
The Trip of the Bigler Stanley Baby 9:25

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