Sailor Song

£14.99
ITEM CODE: 26321
The British Library

Exploring the words, music and cultural significance of 40 working sea shanties and 10 ballads, well-known in the 19th century and preceding age o...
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The British Library

Exploring the words, music and cultural significance of 40 working sea shanties and 10 ballads, well-known in the 19th century and preceding age of sail. Preserved by collectors and folklorists, each song is presented with lyrics and musical notations which allow you to master them. Sea shanty survivals include the familiar ‘Blow the Man Down’ ‘Drunken Sailor’, ‘Spanish Ladies’ and ‘Shenandoah’, to less familiar ballads, haunting songs and some very salty lyrics. Attractively presented with colour and black-and-white illustrations from ephemera in the collection of the Library, alongside original hand-drawn or wood-cut illustrations by celebrated contemporary artist Jonny Hannah. Includes a useful glossary.
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Hardback
22 x 15.5cm
160 pages
Illustrated throughout in colour and black-and-white
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