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Sea Chanties and Forecastle Songs at Mystic Seaport

Stuart M. Frank, Stuart Gillespie and Ellen Cohn
Sea Chanties and Forecastle Songs at Mystic Seaport

This album features classic sea shanties from the 19th century, "sung in the traditional manner, accompanied on historic 19th-century instruments, and recorded aboard historic sailing ships" at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum. Shanties were sung to make the heavy labor aboard merchant sailing vessels more coordinated, efficient, and lighter. "To hear a good yarn, and sing out a lively, rowdy chorus, was far more pleasurable" than listening to the bosun yelling orders. Liner notes include background on chanties, song lyrics, and black-and-white photographs of sailors.

Track Listing

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Hanging Johnny Stuart M. Frank 0:37
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102
John Kanaka Stuart Gillespie 1:07
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Rueben Ranzo Stuart M. Frank 1:09
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104
The Wild Goose Stuart Gillespie 1:11
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105
Roll the Cotton Down Stuart Gillespie 1:17
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106
Blood Red Roses Stuart M. Frank 1:34
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107
A Hundred Years Ago Stuart Gillespie 1:07
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108
Tommy's Gone to Hilo Stuart M. Frank 1:02
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109
Haul Away for Rosie-O Stuart Gillespie 1:52
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110
Billy Riley / Sally Racket (medley) Stuart M. Frank, Stuart Gillespie 0:37
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Goodbye, Fare Ye Well Stuart M. Frank 1:54
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112
Shenandoah Stuart Gillespie 3:00
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113
Santa Anna Stuart M. Frank 1:22
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114
Can Ye Dance the Polka Stuart M. Frank 2:39
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115
Sally Brown Stuart Gillespie 1:17
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116
One More Day Stuart M. Frank 1:16
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117
Paddy on the Railway Stuart M. Frank 1:37
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The Weary Whaling Grounds Stuart M. Frank 1:42
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202
The Balaena Stuart M. Frank 1:02
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The Handsome Cabin Boy Stuart Gillespie 2:27
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Liverpool Judies Stuart M. Frank 1:08
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Paddy and the Whale Ellen R. Cohn 0:32
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Traditional Reel Ellen R. Cohn 0:35
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207
Mystic River Hornpipe Stuart M. Frank 0:56
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208
Traditional Jig Stuart M. Frank 1:03
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209
The Bold Harpooner Stuart M. Frank 2:23
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210
The Coast of Peru Stuart Gillespie 3:11
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211
Blow Ye Winds Westerly Stuart M. Frank 1:25
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212
Maid of Amsterdam Stuart M. Frank 0:47
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213
Greenland Whale Fisheries Stuart Gillespie 2:16
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214
Ten Penny Bit Ellen R. Cohn 1:31
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Belfast Hornpipe Ellen R. Cohn 0:41
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The Forester Ellen R. Cohn 0:43
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The Bold Benjamin Stuart M. Frank 1:41
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