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Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 3 by Collected from John Short

Summary

This is the third and final CD which records the repertoire of John Short – a.k.a. Yankee Jack – of Watchet, Somerset in England’s West Country, who, in 1914, gave the folk-song collector Cecil Sharp nearly sixty shanties, several in early rare versions. John spent over fifty years working in sailing boats, much of his younger days in deep-water ships, sailing all around the world as a shantyman. He was born in 1839, went to sea with his father when he was nine, went deep sea at eighteen, married and retired from the deep water trade in his mid-thirties, and died at the age of ninety-four, in 1933.


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Track Listing

1 Rosabella - Sam Lee
2 Dead Horse (Poor Old Man) - Keith Kendrick  
3 Heave Away, My Johnny (We’re All Bound To Go) - Barbara Brown  
4 Bully In The Alley - Tom Brown  
5 Liza Lee (Yankee John Stormalong) - Jim Mageean
6 Hog-eyed Man - Jackie Oates  
7 Old Stormey (Mister Stormalong) - Barbara Brown  
8 The Bull John Run (Eliza Lee) - Sam Lee  
9 Billy Riley - Jeff Warner  
10 Handy My Girls (So Handy) - Keith Kendrick
11 Blow Away The Morning Dew - Jim Mageean  
12 Rando (Reuben Ranzo) - Barbara Brown  
13 Paddy Works On The Railway - Keith Kendrick  
14 He Back, She Back (Old Moke Picking on the Banjo) - Jeff Warner
15 Round the Corner Sally - Jim Mageean  
16 Do Let Me Go (Yeller Gals)- Jackie Oates
17 Haul Away Joe - Sam Lee  
18 Lowlands (Dollar and a half a day) - Jeff Warner  
19 Homeward Bound (Goodbye, Fare You Well) - Roger Watson  
20 Crossing The Bar (Tennyson/Arbo) - Jeff Warner  
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