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Posted By: GUEST,Rev
11-Jun-07 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Songbook Index
Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
From: SONGS OF SEA LABOUR (CHANTIES)by Frank Bullen, F.R.G.S., and W.F. Arnold, with an appreciation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. London: Swan & Co. 1914.

Two Notes: Notice the use of the "ch" spelling of "chanties" in a British publication. I've always thought that it was more common to use "sh" in the U.K.

Also note that this book contains very little commentary on the chanteys, really only about 13 pages. The music is transcribed by Arnold from Bullen's singing, and the texts are only the first verse of each song, since Bullen claims that the words were usually extemporaneous and that a fixed text would be counter to the tradition.

1. Mudder Dinah
2. Sister Susan
3. Ten Stone
4. Shanandoah
5. Sally Brown
6. Walk Along, Rosey
7. Good-Bye, Fare You Well
8. Stormalong
9. Leave Her Johnny
10. Johnny Come Down to Hilo
11. Rolling River
12. A-roving
13. Lowlands Away
14. Rio Grande
15. Poor Lucy Anna
16. Santy Anna
17. What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
18. Poor Paddy
19. Oh! What Did You Give For Your Fine Leg O' Mutton
20. Hog-Eye Man
21. Can't You Dance the Polka
22. The Banks of the Sacramento

23. Tom's Gone to Hilo
24. Hanging Johnny
25. One More Day
26. Bound to Alabama
27. Liza Lee
28. Reuben Ranzo
29. Poor Old Man (Dead Horse)
30. Hilo Come Down Below
31. Boney Was a Warrior (John François)
32. Blow the Man Down
33. Coal Black Rose
34. Whisky Johnny
35. Blow Boys, Blow
36. The Bullgine

37. Haul the Bowline!
38. Do My Johnny Bowker
39. Haul Away Jo

40. Paddy Doyle's Boots

42. Farewell and Adieu to you Spanish Ladies
43. Lowlands Low