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HUGILL, Stan. Shanties from the Seven Seas : Shipboard Work-Songs and SongsUsed as Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail. Collected by Stan Hugill. [Foreword by Alan Villiers]. London and Henley : Routledge and Kegan Paul, (1979). Third Impression. Pp. (6),vii-xviii,(2),1-609,(3). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Stanley James Hugill (b. November 19, 1906, Hoylake, Cheshire – d. May 13, 1992, Aberystwyth, Wales) was a British folk music performer, artist and sea music historian, known as the "Last WorkingShantyman" and described as the "20th century guardian of the tradition". "Here is the most comprehensive book yet written on the subject of sailor work-songs and the art of shantying. It includes not only British and American shanties, but many from Norwegian, Swedish, German and French sources. Each shanty is supplied with its own descriptive text and, when possible, a sure folksong origin is also given. The introduction, outcome of much research, is a history of shantying from the earliest times to the present day. Stan Hugill, who has been in sail all his life, decided to collect the shanties before it is too late. The music is given throughout, along with its words and variant versions." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Introduction: The Art of the Shantyman (pp. 1-44). Part I: Shanties telling of John's Shore Activities; of the Gals; of Booze and Limejuice; Shanghaiing; the Lowlands Family; the Stormalong Group; Mexico and Rio; the Sacramento and California; Goodbyes and Hurrahs. Part II: Runaway Choruses; Young Things and Their Mammies; the Roll Family; Rolling Rivers and Rolling Homes and Rolling Kings; Fishes; the Blow Family; Pigs -- Human and Otherwise; the Ranzo Group.Part III: The Hilo Group; Gals with Blue Dresses and Hogs-eye Men; Johnnie s of All Kinds; the Heaving Group and Cheerily Man Items; Paddy Doyle and all His Relations; Shanties of Railroad Origin and Banjoes; "Good Mornin', Ladies All". Part IV: The Haul Family; Rosie and Roses; Susanna and Polkas; Girls' Names; Transportation and Place Names; Men's Names and Professinos; Ships both Famous and Fictitious. Part V: Pot-pourri of British, America, French, German, and other Foreign Shanties; Sweatin'-up and Hand-over-hand Shanties, and Sing-outs; Go to Sea No More. With glossary, bibliography, andindex. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 120.00
Title: Shanties from the Seven Seas : Shipboard Work-Songs and Songs Used as Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail. Third Impression in dustjacket.
Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1979, ISBN:0710015739:
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