Item MS-2-202, Box 31, Folder 2, Item 11 - "Chanties and Other Songs of the Sea"

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"Chanties and Other Songs of the Sea"

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MS-2-202, Box 31, Folder 2, Item 11

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  • 1940 (Creation)

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35 pages of textual documents

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Item is a collection of transcribed sea chanties, as sung aboard vessels sailing out of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s, as told by William H. Smith to his son T. Brenton Smith. Includes the following chanties: "The Loss of the Emma-Jane," "Lay Out, Tack Sheets and Haul," "Bound to Rio," "Blow the Man Down," "Old Hoss," "Screwing in Song," "Way Down in Tennessee," "The City of Baltimore," "Around the World and Home Again," "Old Mother Head's," "Sauer Kraut," "Arriving back at Liverpool," "The Mary," "Brigantine Scrocco," "The Big Five Gallon Jar," "Shiloh Brown," "Shanadore [Shenandoah]," "What You Going to do with a Drunken Sailor," "Goodbye, Fare Ye Well," "Say Old Man," "Harbour Grace," "Liverpool Packet," "Fire in the Foretop," "Sailor's Burial at Sea," "On the Banks of the Sacremento," "Rolling Home to Merry England," "Then Turn out You Jolly Tars," "Whiskey for my Johnnie," "The Banks of Newfoundland," "Hangman Johnnie," "On the Plains of Mexico," "We'll Pay Paddy Doyle for his Boots," "Isle of Fugi," "Old England's Gained the Day," and "Walking in de Middle of de Road." Includes annotations about the chanties, some of which are handwritten and by Thomas H. Raddall.

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  • Box: MS-2-202, Box 31