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Posted By: Steve Gardham
24-Feb-21 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Review: Davis & Tozer 50 Sailors Songs or Chanties
Subject: RE: Review: Davis & Tozer 50 Sailors Songs or Chanties
We still don't seem to have established what the last 10 that were added in 1906 were.

I'm in complete agreement with Gibb regarding the publishing of chanties by English sea captains for a middle class audience. By 1900 I think these were becoming staple texts among latter-day sailing men
and increasingly so as we progress into the 20th century with more being published and greater literacy amongst the remaining men of sail. Anything recorded after 1900, I feel any collectors/researchers should take this into account.

I would like to see research into the influence of Davis's (and others') own texts on the revival.