Shanties And Forebitters
Clifford Beckett – Shanties And Forebitters is a collection of eight songs. The short introduction contains some interesting information, it is interesting, for example, that some of the sentences from this description sound identical (almost word for word) to the part of the introduction to one of R. R. Terry’s collections, written several years later. Noticible, is that this book is the first place where we can find the word “forebitter”. For Polish fans of shanties and “forebitters”, there are the original lyrics for the song “Chinese Sailor” sung by one of the two most popular shanty bands in Poland, the Old Bells.