Interesting Facts about Shanandar – Cecil Sharp
Shanandar – Cecil Sharp version, of Shenandoah, is given to us, by Cecil Sharp, which was sung to him by sailor Mr. James Thomas of Cambourne. Mr. Thomas said this was often used aboard the “City of Washington”, a ship which he sailed to America in 1870, as a halyard shanty. In Cecil Sharp’s “English Folk Chanteys” (1914) there are actually two versions of Shanadar, I will only reconstruct the one mentioned by Stan Hugill.
The source of this sea shanty
The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 178).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 178).
The Record of the Shanandar – Cecil Sharp
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The musical notation
The full lyrics
Shanandar (C. Sharp version) – Halyard Shanty
Shanadar is a rolin river,
E – o… I – o… E – o… I – o…