Robert C Adams – On Board The Rocket (1879)

Robert C Adams – On Board The Rocket

Robert C. Adams – On Board, The Rocket is precious for shanty lovers, aside from the great description of real life on a sailing ship, from an officer’s perspective. It contains one of the oldest collections of shanties. Robert C. Adams – On Board is the “must have” for anyone who wants to seriously gain real knowledge about life on board, and shanties. One of the curiosities is the text of the sea shanties “Tommy’s Gone To Hilo” This book is proof that the word “Hilo” is out of the question, and the original title is “Tommy’s Gone, A High Low”.

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