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"Chanties and Other Songs of the Sea" : [manuscript]

Item is a collection of transcribed sea chanties, as sung aboard vessels out of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the 1870's, 1880's, and 1890's, and recalled in whole or part by William H. Smith, of Liverpool, N.S. (born 1867). The words were taken down and prepared in typescript by his son T. Brenton Smith, in the year 1940. 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.

Charcoal and pencil drawing by Donald Cameron Mackay of HN Layard and Lt. Rowland making navigational observations aboard HMCS Restigouche

Item consists of a charcoal and pencil drawing by D.C. Mackay in the early 1940s of two officers making navigational observations while on convoy duty aboard HMCS Restigouche. One person is holding a pair of binoculars, while another uses navigational equipment. Mackay identifies the two men as HN (Hospitalman) Layard, and Lt. Rowland, of the Restigouche.
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