R. W. Saar & Gilbert Forsyth – Twelve Sailors Songs or Chanteys v1 (1927)
R. W. Saar & Gilbert Forsyth – Twelve Sailors Songs or Chanteys v1 (1927) is a collection of twelve shanties, very famous, a good selection that gives us a full range and a selection of rhythms from various types of shanties. However, it is worth noting, according to the author, who says about it in the preface, that the songs have been textually and melodically adapted to the stage, so for people looking for original lyrics, this is not a good place.
As important, it should be mentioned that, in addition to the notation, all songs have chords for the ukulele (in a nice simple form of a neck sketch with marked places where you should press the strings. Another note for Polish fans: the book contains the song “Blow, Boys, Blow!” it has a melody almost identical to the beautiful song “Brzegi Congo River” by Janusz Sikorski (an author of the Polish text), one of the members of the band Stare Dzwony.