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Posted By: JWB
30-Apr-10 - 10:52 PM
Thread Name: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Songbook Index
Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
Salt Sea Ballads
Richard R. Terry
J. Curwen & Sons Ltd., London, 1931

Collected and edited, with Pianoforte Accompaniment, by Richard Runciman Terry, with a Foreword by Morley Roberts.

Admiral Benbow
Andrew Carr
Antigallican Privateer, The
Blaw the wind southerly
Bobby Shafty
Bosun's Warning, The
Cawsand Bay
Chesapeake and Shannon, The
Chinee Bumboatman, The
Cruise of the Calabar, The
Don't forget your old shipmate
Doo me ama day
From Boston Harbour
Golden Vanitee, The
Here's the tender comin'
High Barbaree
Hob-a-derry dando
Homeward bound
I drew my ship into a harbour
John Dory
Liberty for the sailors
Lion man-o'-war, The
Ma bonny lad
Rolling home
Saucy Arethusa, The
Spanish ladies
Time for us to go
When the boat comes in
When the stormy winds do blow

I obtained this book through interlibrary loan and now have a photocopy of it. Terry was from Northumberland, and this collection contains 10 songs from that region; he states in his introduction: "I have obtained them either aboard ship or from the mouths of seamen ashore."

For those 'Catters who might travel to Mystic, CT, for the 31st annual Sea Music Festival, I'll be presenting a paper at the Sea Music Symposium on Friday, June 11, tracing the history of one of the songs in Terry's book.

Shipcmo, where have you been all my life? And what are the hours your library is open?