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On Deck and Below: The Irish at Sea: Music of the Western Ocean Packet

On Deck and Below: The Irish at Sea: Music of the Western Ocean Packet

Tom Sullivan’s 1979 album On Deck and Below: the Irish at Sea: Music of the Western Ocean Packet, provides the listener with an authentic reconstruction of the chanties, forecastle songs (songs performed on the upper deck), and dance tunes once performed by Irish immigrant sailors of New York and Liverpool. Sullivan’s liner notes explain the associations of specific song-types with different nautical tasks and also provide the origin of each track and complete song lyrics.



RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Irish Music: Experiences in Dance, Singing, and Instrument Playing"

Track Listing

101
Gurgling of the Churn - Gliogar an Mheadair / Humours of Whiskey (Plearaca an Fuisce) - (medley) Tom Sullivan 1:35
102
Gals of Dublin Town Tom Sullivan 2:58
103
The Reconciliation Tom Sullivan 0:35
104
Turpine Hero / Virgin Pullets / Bold Deserter / Rising Sun / E'iri na Greine (medley) Tom Sullivan 3:05
105
Whiskey Johnny Tom Sullivan 1:42
106
The Battle Tom Sullivan 1:07
107
Haul Away Joe Tom Sullivan 1:24
108
Homeward Bound / The Old Slipper Shoe (An Seanbhroigin Bhog) - (medley) Tom Sullivan 1:54
109
The High Jig - An Port Ard Tom Sullivan 1:16
110
Lark in the Morning / Irish Washerwoman / Irish Washer Woman (medley) Tom Sullivan 1:47
111
Jamboree Tom Sullivan 3:25
112
Dan the Cobbler Tom Sullivan 0:33
201
Old French - Cronin's Fancy Reel Tom Sullivan 1:20
202
Planxty Nancy McDermott Tom Sullivan 1:16
203
Blind Mary Tom Sullivan 1:28
204
Through the Keyhole in the Door Tom Sullivan 4:27
205
Gold Watch Tom Sullivan 2:26
206
Molly Hare Tom Sullivan 0:51
207
Pleasures of Hope / Back of the Haggard (medley) Tom Sullivan 1:35
208
Battle of Augrim Tom Sullivan 1:42
209
Dreadnaught Tom Sullivan 3:23
210
Basket of Turf / Streets of Dublin (medley) Tom Sullivan 1:04
211
Jackson's Morning Brush Tom Sullivan 1:38
212
Scotty's Favorite Tom Sullivan 1:21
213
Farewell to Ireland Tom Sullivan 1:16

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