Here are over 150 rousing sea shanties, forecastle songs and lumber-woods ballads traditional in the days of sailing ships and logging camps. The songs are given exactly as recorded from the singing of individual veterans of deep-water and square-rigged ships, the brigs and barkentines of the West Indies trade, the Grand Banks fishing schooners, and Northern logging camps and river drives. Each man's own wording and vocal embellishments are faithfully captured.
All lovers of authentic folk songs will welcome this new softcover edition of a definitive book, originally titled "Shantymen and Shantyboys."
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William Doerflinger (1910-2000) began collecting sailors' and lumbermen's songs as an undergraduate at Princeton. He continued work after graduation, first in Nova Scotia, later in New Brunswick, New England and New York. For many years he was a book-publishing editor in New York City.Review:
"A magnificent contribution to the literature of the folk song." -- The Los Angeles Times
"A splendid, extended collection...with historical, explanatory and biographical material." -- The Library Journal
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Book Description Meyerbooks, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0916638405
Book Description Meyerbooks, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. revised edition. 400 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0916638405
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