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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Jun-07 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Songbook Index
Subject: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
"(50) SAILORS SONGS OR 'CHANTIES'"
1887 (1st. Ed.)
Frederick J. Davis R. N. R. (Late Captain in the Mercantile Marine), with music by Ferris Tozer. Boosey & Co., Ltd., London, 3rd. Ed.

Anchor Songs

1. Sally Brown
2. Away for Rio
3. We're All Bound to Go
4. The Wide Missouri
5. Leave Her, Johnnie
6. Can't You Dance a Polka?
7. The Black Ball Line
8. Hoodah Day
9. Homeward Bound
10. Lowlands
11. Poor Paddy Works on the Railway
12. Eliza Lee
13. Hame, Dearie, Hame
14. As Off to the South'ard We Go
15. The Golden Vanitee
16. Yeo Ho, Heave Ho!
17. On the Plains of Mexico

Setting Sail Songs

18. Haul the Bowlin'
19. Whiskey for My Johnnie
20. Reuben Ranzo
21. Blow, Boys, Blow
22. Blow the Man Down (14 verses)
23. Tom's Gone to *'Ilo
24. What to Do with a Drunken Sailor
25. Boney Was a Warrior
26. The Chantey-Man's Song
27. Highland Laddie
28. Hanging Johnnie
29. The Sailor's Loves
30. So Handy, My Boys
31. Haul Away, Jo
32. I'm Bound Away
33. Johnny Bowker
34. A Hundred Years Ago
* (Apostrophe in the Contents, but not in the song itself)

Song for Furling Sail

35. Paddy Doyle's Boots

Songs for Pumping the Ship Out

36. One More Day for Johnnie
37a. A-Roving
37b. A-Roving (Simplified version)
38. Storm Along
39. The Saucy Sailor Boy
40. Mobile Bay
41. Fire Down Below
42. The Girl with the Blue Dress
43. Shallow Brown
44. The Ox-Eyed Man

General Songs*

45. Eight Bells
46. Salt Horse
47. The Dead Horse
48. Married to a Mermaid
49. The Stormy Winds Do Blow
50. Farewell and Adieu to You ('We'll rant and we'll roar' chorus)
* (Not chanteys, but popular on the seas)

It seemed to me that indexes to the chanteys in the older books, or chanteys definitely collected before 1900, might be of some value.
Captain Davis gives some extended versions, and some quite different from those usually heard. I will post those for which there are requests.

I will add to this Index, and hope others will do the same.

Shipcmo's Sea Song Tunes Index