Sailors' Songs & Sea Shanties

by Various Artists
Sailors' Songs & Sea Shanties
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  • Released: August 17, 2004
  • Label: Highpoint Uk


  • 1.Blood Red Roses - A.L. Lloyd
  • 2.Dreadnought, The - Ewan MacColl
  • 3.Cruel Ship's Captain, The - A.L. Lloyd
  • 4.Row Bullies Row - Ewan MacColl
  • 5.Santy Anna - A.L. Lloyd
  • 6.Lowlands Away - Stan Kelly
  • 7.Boston Harbour - The Watersons
  • 8.Do Me Ama - A.L. Lloyd
  • 9.Handsome Cabin Boy, The - Ewan MacColl
  • 10.Poor Old Horse - Ian Campbell
  • 11.Sailboat Malarkey, The - A.L. Lloyd
  • 12.Away Haul Away - Stan Kelly
  • 13.Coast of Peru, The - A.L. Lloyd
  • 14.Gauger, The - Ewan MacColl
  • 15.Andrew Rose - Stan Kelly
  • 16.Hundred Years Ago, A - A.L. Lloyd
  • 17.Gallant Frigate Amphitrite, The - Peter Bellamy
  • 18.Reuben Ranzo - A.L. Lloyd
  • 19.Flying Cloud, The - Ewan MacColl
  • 20.Lord Franklin - A.L. Lloyd
  • 21.Paddy Doyle - Ewan MacColl
  • 22.Sally Racket - A.L. Lloyd
  • 23.Ship in Distress, The - Ewan MacColl
  • 24.Haul on the Bowline - A.L. Lloyd
  • 25.Stormalong - Ewan MacColl
  • 26.Bring 'Em Down - Roy Harris

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Performers include: Ewan MacColl, The Watersons.
First, there is a difference between sailors' songs and sea shanties, a difference in utility. A shanty is a work song with generally simple lines followed by a unison chorus that helped sailors complete tasks that required some degree of coordinated timing. A sailors' song, on the other hand, was designed for leisurely consumption, and was generally much longer, and told a story, and its business was to entertain. The difference between the two is easily apparent as one listens to this interesting set of maritime pieces, most of them delivered by professional folksingers A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl, with scattered performances by Roy Harris, Ian Campbell, Stan Kelly, and Peter Bellamy. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • Sales Rank: 119,707
  • UPC: 714822600729
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