S. Taylor Harris – Six Sea Shanties (1925)

S. Taylor Harris – Six Sea Shanties

The full name of this book is: “Six Sea Shanties music / collected from the singing of SM Woodward and edited by AW Whitehead and S. Taylor Harris; and arranged for solo, unison chorus and pianoforte by S. Taylor Harris; with a foreword by John Goss “. It’s amazing how much we can learn from even the title, of this very rare and hard-to-get position. So we have the name of the shantymen, Mr. S. M. Woodward, the author, and the type of instrument for which the score was arranged.
Returning to the item, it contains six sea shanties, along with sheet music.

The introduction of Taylor Harris – Six Sea Shanties front page is also full of information that may be useful. It is worth mentioning that this item is (or should be) especially valuable for Polish shanty lovers, because here for the first time appeared in print, a well-known and popular shanty “hullabaloo-balay”, Polish title ” halabaluby lej “. The copy I bought, was the last copy available in the entire virtual world.

Do you want to be more involved?

You can find excellent records of sea shanties here. If you want to discuss this book or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or below post in the comment section.

Related to the Six Sea Shanties

Gibb Schreffler – Boxing The Compass (2018)

The Chamber Journal (1869)

Richard Terry – Shanties With Descants (1921)

Leave a Comment