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Shantymen and shantyboys : songs of the sailor and lumberman

Shantymen and shantyboys : songs of the sailor and lumberman / compiled and collected by William Main Doerflinger.
  • New York : The Macmillan Company, 1951.
  • ©1951

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Notated musicUse in library JMF 21-111Performing Arts Research Collections - Music


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  • Doerflinger, William Main
  • Bayard, Samuel Preston
  • Wood, Hally
  • Wood, Joseph, 1915-2000
1 score (xxiii, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations, portraits; 26 cm
  • Sea songs.
  • Songs and music.
  • Sea shanties.
  • Ballads.
  • Scores.
  • Music editors: Samuel P. Bayard, Hally Wood, and Joseph Wood.
  • Introduction by William Main Doerflinger, historical notes on the songs, and biographical notes of popular shanty singers in English.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371).
Language (note)
  • English words; verses also printed as text following each melody.
"Bust or break or bend her" : short-haul shanties. Haul away, Joe ; Boney (Jean François) ; John Dameray ; Johnny Boker ; Haul on the bowline ; Paddy Doyle -- "Up aloft that yard must go" : halyard shanties. So handy ; Poor old man ; Whiskey, Johnny ; Blow the man down ; Come down, you bunch of roses, come down ; Reuben Ranzo ; Blow, boys, blow ; Tommy's gone to Hilo ; Hanging Johnny ; Huckleberry hunting ; Roll the cotton down ; The Alabama ; A long time ago ; Shallo Brown ; Gimme de banjo ; Hello, somebody ; Rise me up from down below ; The drunken sailor ; We'll roll the golden chariot along ; Highland laddie -- "Heave away!" : capstan, windlass, and pump shanties. Paddy, get back ; A-roving ; Can't they dance the polka! ; Heave away ; Rio Grande ; Sacramento ; South Australia ; Johnny walk along to Hilo ; John Brown's body ; Sally Brown ; Shenandoah ; Santy Anna ; Lowlands ; Stormalong ; Susiana ; The Campañero ; Ja, Ja, Ja! ; Homeward bound ; Time for us to leave her -- The rise of shantying -- Deep-water songs. The leaving of Liverpool ; Roll, Julia, roll (Row, bullies row) ; Off to sea once more ; The sailor's way ; The big five-gallon jar ; Paddy West ; As I went a-walking down Ratcliffe Highway ; Mainsail haul ; The banks of Newfoundland ; The Dreadnought ; The City of Baltimore (Bold McCarthy) ; The light on Cape May ; The stately Southerner ; The Cumberland's crew ; The Flying Cloud ; Bold Manning ; The bold Princess Royal ; The female warrior ; The ship Rambolee (The loss of the Ramillies) ; Lady Franklin's lament ; The Flying Dutchman ; The first of the emigrants ; The coast of Peru ; Swansea town ; Rolling home ; The sailor's grace ; The sailor's grave ; The ocean burial ; The sailor boy ; Let go the reef tackle ; The anchor's aweigh ; They all love Jack ; We'll have another drink before the boat shoves off (The sailor's hornpipe) ; When Johnson's ale was new ; Our Jack's come home today ; The little golden ring ; In measure time we'll row (round) ; Call John the boatman (round) ; Southerly wind (round) -- Ballads of the fishing banks. The spring trip of the schooner Ambition ; A trip to the Grand Banks ; The ghostly crew ; Canso Strait ; The gale of August, '27 ; The loss of the Cedar Grove -- Forecastle songs of the West Indies trade. Corbitt's barkentine ; The Donzella and the Ceylon ; The loss of the Druid ; The schooner Kandahar ; The schooner Blizzard ; The Ebenezer ; Bound down to Newfoundland -- The shantyboy's life. The lumberman's alphabet ; The shantyboys' song ; The lumber camp song ; A shantyman's life ; The winter of '73 (McCullam Camp) ; Tomah Stream ; Burns's log camp ; The boys of the island ; McKinley Brook ; Harry Dunne ; Young Forbest ; Peter Emberley ; The scow on Cowden Shore ; The jam on Gerry's Rock ; The maids of Simcoe ; Whalen's fate (George Whalen) ; Jack Haggerty (The flat river girl) ; The banks of the Gaspereaux ; The plain golden band ; The Red Light Saloon ; Tom Dixon ; The mouth of the Tobique (fiddle tune) -- Satirists of the sawdust country. The gull decoy ; The history of Prince Edward Island ; Beware of Larry Gorman ; Young Billy Crane ; Byrontown ; Rufus's mare ; The messenger song ; Perigoo's horse ; Duffy's Hotel -- Ballads of bold adventure. I am a wild young Irish boy ; Come all you bold Canadians ; The dying soldier ; The famous Light Brigade ; The soldier and the sailor ; I'm a decent boy from Ireland -- Minstrelsy of murder. The wife of Kelso (The wily auld Carle) ; Mary on the silvery tide ; The old oak tree ; The millman song ; The jealous lover ; The Wexford girl ; Charles Gustavus Anderson -- The banks of the roses : romantic ballads and love songs. Jack Tar ; The silk merchant's daughter ; The jolly young sailor and the beautiful queen ; The dark-eyed sailor ; The Lady of the Lake ; Sally Monroe ; The Nightingale ; The maid I left behind ; Were you ever in Dumbarton? ; The Paisley officer ; Burns and his Highland Mary ; Who's that at my bedroom window? (The drowsy sleeper) ; The banks of the roses ; Two lovers discoursing ; The Irish girl's lament.
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JMF 21-111
Shantymen and shantyboys : songs of the sailor and lumberman / compiled and collected by William Main Doerflinger.
New York : The Macmillan Company, 1951.
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notated music
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371).
English words; verses also printed as text following each melody.
Staff notation.
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Doerflinger, William Main, writer of introduction.
Bayard, Samuel Preston, editor.
Wood, Hally, editor.
Wood, Joseph, 1915-2000, editor.
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Online version: Doerflinger, William Main. Shantymen and shantyboys. New York, Macmillan, 1951 (OCoLC)555894630
Research Call Number
JMF 21-111
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