John Sampson – The Seven Seas Shanty Book
It was a really hard case for me to buy John Sampson – The Seven Seas Shanty Book shanty collection, and it is because every time when I typed “The Seven Seas” part of the title in search engines, the display tones of results relates to the biggest book of Stan Hugill’s book “Shanties From The Seven Seas. Paradoxically, I know about this book from a reference list placed in Stan Hugill’s book. This book is really a treasure, for any shanty enthusiasts. The book contains forty-two shanties and sea songs.
The really great thing about this book is that each song contains a fair amount of verses (most books from this time, have only a few verses, and that’s it), For example, shanty “Shenandoah” contains seven verses. It is worth noting each song has a very nice description, to give us some information about the type of shanty or time where comes from, and so on. Overall, a quite rare position, but worth any money to have it.
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Related to The Seven Seas Shanty Book
Richard Runciman Terry – The Shanty Book Part 1 (1921)
Richard Runciman Terry – The Shanty Book Part 2 (1926)