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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

101
Ratcliffe Highway The Foc'sle Singers 2:30
102
Rio Grande The Foc'sle Singers 2:46
103
Haul on the Bowline The Foc'sle Singers 1:21
104
Maggie May The Foc'sle Singers 2:59
105
Haul Away Joe The Foc'sle Singers 1:56
106
Do My Johnny Booker The Foc'sle Singers 1:07
107
Roll the Cotton Down The Foc'sle Singers 1:16
108
Haul Boys Haul The Foc'sle Singers 1:35
109
Leave Her Johnny The Foc'sle Singers 1:30
110
Paddy Lay Back The Foc'sle Singers 2:48
201
Fire Down Below The Foc'sle Singers 2:19
202
A Hundred Years Ago The Foc'sle Singers 1:31
203
Santy Anno The Foc'sle Singers 1:45
204
Captain Nipper The Foc'sle Singers 2:41
205
Hanging Johnny The Foc'sle Singers 1:58
206
Banks of the Sacramento The Foc'sle Singers 2:07
207
Won't You Go My Way The Foc'sle Singers 1:15
208
Good Bye Fare Thee Well The Foc'sle Singers 1:59
209
All Bound to Go The Foc'sle Singers 2:15
210
The Black Ball Line The Foc'sle Singers 1:06

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