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Historical Sea Chanties

Poster: E L Wimett <SILVERDRAGON@Charleston.Net>

Since there has been some recent interest in historical sea chanties, etc., I thought this message which I received at work might be of interest to some of you.


This month the Kendall Whaling Museum is pleased to announce the publication of  THE BOOK OF PIRATE SONGS by Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D.

You will find more information about the book on our website at

Never before have so many ballads and songs about pirates been comprehensively gathered in a single anthology. Here a renowned authority on sea music has expertly assembled 62 pieces from a variety of ancient and modern sources, and arranged them in a usable and entertaining format, covering virtually the entire literature.

A few of the songs may be familiar from the Hit Parades of long ago; others are obscure and have not been printed during the last century-and-a-half; a handful
excavated from sailors' manuscript journals are published here for the first time -- all meticulously researched, presented with insightful historical notes, musical notation, guitar chords, and a galaxy of period illustrations.

Hardbound; 62 songs with words, music, guitar chords, extensive historical annotations, index.  138 pages, 25 illustrations, gold-stamped binding, full-color dustjacket.

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