Singing Sailors - The Story of the Sea Shanty, by D. Bell

Singing Sailors - The Story of the Sea Shanty, by D. Bell
Singing Sailors - The Story of the Sea Shanty, by D. Bell

Booklet published privately by the author, 32 pages. A5 size Booklet (N4273)

This booklet provides a brief history of the Sea Shanty, and looks at the origins of how these songs developed, as well as snippets of the actual shanties themselves.

From the first inside page: Right from the earliest times, sailors have always sung work songs. Apart from the pleasure of it, they have done so for very practical purposes. It is absolutely essential to keep in time when carrying out many of the tasks performed on board boats and ships, such as rowing and heaving on ropes, and songs, especially those with a persistant beat, are ideal for the purpose.

The booklet includes several small printed photographs and drawings.

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The card covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Please note that this booklet was published privately by the author, and so lacks the 'finish' of a proffessional publication - but this in no way detracts from it's fascinating contents!

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