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Foc'sle Songs and Shanties

Foc'sle Songs and Shanties

Shanties and foc'sle (forecastle) songs lightened the burden of work aboard ship and provided entertainment to off-duty sailors. This recording features Massachusetts singer Paul Clayton and the Foc'sle Singers: Dave Van Ronk, Bob Brill, Roger Abrahams, and Bob Yellin. Most of their repertoire comes from BBC field recordings of English shantymen.

Track Listing

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Ratcliffe Highway The Foc'sle Singers 2:30
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102
Rio Grande The Foc'sle Singers 2:46
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103
Haul on the Bowline The Foc'sle Singers 1:21
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104
Maggie May The Foc'sle Singers 2:59
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105
Haul Away Joe The Foc'sle Singers 1:56
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106
Do My Johnny Booker The Foc'sle Singers 1:07
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107
Roll the Cotton Down The Foc'sle Singers 1:16
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108
Haul Boys Haul The Foc'sle Singers 1:35
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109
Leave Her Johnny The Foc'sle Singers 1:30
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110
Paddy Lay Back The Foc'sle Singers 2:48
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201
Fire Down Below The Foc'sle Singers 2:19
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202
A Hundred Years Ago The Foc'sle Singers 1:31
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203
Santy Anno The Foc'sle Singers 1:45
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204
Captain Nipper The Foc'sle Singers 2:41
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205
Hanging Johnny The Foc'sle Singers 1:58
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206
Banks of the Sacramento The Foc'sle Singers 2:07
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207
Won't You Go My Way The Foc'sle Singers 1:15
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208
Good Bye Fare Thee Well The Foc'sle Singers 1:59
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209
All Bound to Go The Foc'sle Singers 2:15
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210
The Black Ball Line The Foc'sle Singers 1:06

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