Shanandar – Cecil Sharp version

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 that he sailed to America in 1870, as a halyard shanty. In Cecil Sharp’s “English Folk Chanteys” (1914) there are two versions of Shanadar, I will only reconstruct the one mentioned by Stan Hugill.

The song will be reconstructed by myself as the halyard shanty.

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

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

Shanandar (Cecil Sharp version) - Halyard Shanty

The musical notation

Shanandar - Cecil Sharp music notation

The full lyrics

Shanandar (C. Sharp version) – Halyard Shanty

Shanadar is a rolin river,
E – o… I – o… E – o… I – o…

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