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A-Z list Sea Shanty

C’è una raccolta moderna delle canzoni marinaresche: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” di Stan Hugill (1961) con informazioni di prima-mano, la cosiddetta “shantyman’s bible“!
L’ultimo degli shantyman Hugill (1906-1992) ha lasciato delle pietre miliari sul suo cammino, pubblicando ben 5 libri sui canti dei marinai (gli ultimi due nel 1977 “Sea Shanty” e “Songs of the Sea”) divulgandoli in numerose registrazioni e spettacoli live insieme al gruppo folk del Merseyside, gli Stormalong John.


Sul suo canale You Tube Hulton Clint ha dato vita ad un grande progetto “Hugill Shanties from the Seven Seas”, per cantare tutte le canzoni marinaresche (oltre 400 titoli) dal libro di Stan Hugill, soprannominato lo You Tube Chanteyman Ranzo ci restituisce le canzoni marinaresche nella loro schiettezza.


Un’altra raccolta -ancorchè piccola- viene dallo shantyman John Short (1839-1933) di Watchet (Somerset, Inghilterra) così come trascritta da Cecil Sharp nel 1914. “Yankee Jack“, come viene affettuosamente chiamato, durante i suoi anni di navigazione ha imparato e collezionato una sessantina di canti marinareschi. Tom e Barbara Brown di Combe Martin scoprirono l’eredità del marinaio, il manoscritto di Cecil Sharp nel “Vaughan Williams Memorial Library” e diedero inizio al progetto Short Sharp Shanties per registrare tutte le canzoni di John Short interpretate da vari artisti.
SHORT SHARP SHANTIES


STANLEY SLADE – Bristol Shellback Shantyman: 28 canti marinareschi registrati negli anni 50 da Peter Kennedy e pubblicato nel 1975 su audiocassetta per la Folktrax (Stanley morì proprio durante le registrazioni)

There is a modern collection of many shanties: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1961) with first-hand information, the so-called “shantyman’s bible”! The last of the shantyman Hugill (1906-1992) left some milestones on his path, publishing as many as 5 books on the songs of the sailors (the last two in 1977 “Sea Shanty” and “Songs of the Sea”) spreading them in numerous recordings and live shows together to the folk group of Merseyside, the Stormalong John.
On his YouTube channel, Hulton Clint began a great project, “Hugill Shanties from the Seven Seas” to sing all the chanteys (“over 400 shanties,” ) from Stan Hugill’s book; nicknamed the You Tube Chanteyman Ranzo gives us the seafaring songs in their frankness.


Short Sharp Shanties- The Project Short Sharp Shanties: Another important collection comes from the shantyman John Short (1839-1933) of Watchet (Somerset, England) as transcribed by Cecil Sharp in 1914.
Yankee Jack” has learned and collected about sixty seafaring songs during his sailing years.
Tom and Barbara Brown of Combe Martin discovered the legacy of the sailor, the manuscript of Cecil Sharp in the “Vaughan Williams Memorial Library” and they began the project Short Sharp Shanties to record all the songs of John Short interpreted by various artists.


STANLEY SLADE – Bristol Shellback Shantyman
Recorded & edited by Peter Kennedy and first published on Folktrax cassettes 1975


ASSASSIN’S CREED

Una grande rivalutazione di questi canti è avvenuta poi più recentemente con la produzione in versione piratesca del famosissimo videogioco Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag (2013); la trama è un’intricata vicenda basata sui ricordi del pirata Edward Kenway  ed è ambientata nel mare dei Caraibi in un arco storico che va dal 1715 al 1721.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Sea Shanty Edition, Vol. 1 e 2)
Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Sea Shanty Edition) il sequel del video-gioco distribuito nel 2014
ASSASSIN’S CREED: BLACK FLAG & ROGUE

A great re-evaluation of these songs took place more recently with the pirate version of the famous Assassin’s Creed videogame: Black Flag (2013); the plot is an intricate story based on the memories of the pirate Edward Kenway and it is set in the Caribbean Sea from 1715 to 1721.

ROGUE’S GALLERY

Anche la saga “Pirates of the Caribbean” (Pirati dei Caraibi)  ha  ridestato un grande interesse sui canti dei pirati e gli ideatori della produzione hanno coinvolto un gran numero di artisti folk-rock  per il rilascio di ben due compilation:
Rogues Gallery, Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys 2006
Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys 2013 
ROGUES GALLERY & SON OF ROGUES GALLERY

Also the saga “Pirates of the Caribbean” has revived a great interest on the songs of the pirates and the production involved a large number of folk-rock artists

Ma se siete capitati qui per caso e non sapete se vi piacciono i canti marinareschi (sea shanties), guardatevi il video di Brian of Holcombe– Shantyman
Personal insight into Maritime heritage, songs of sailors and pirates, West Country traditions and good old sea shanties for those pub and festival sessions.

A-Z list of all songs

CANTI MARINARESCHI (SEA SHANTIES preface)

ASSASSIN’S CREED: BLACK FLAG & ROGUE
ROGUES GALLERY & SON OF ROGUES GALLERY
SHORT SHARP SHANTIES

ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN
ALL FOR ME GROG
ABOARD THE KANGAROO
A-ROVING
AWEIGH SANTY ANNO -We’re bound for Californi-o
BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND
BANKS OF SACRAMENTO
BANKS OF THE SWEET DUNDEE (Heave away, my Jonny)
BILLY RILEY
BLACK BALL LINE
BLOOD RED ROSES
BLOW AWAY THE MORNING DEW
BLOW BOYS BLOW
BLOW BULLIES BLOW
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
BOLD RILEY
BONEY WAS A WARRIOR
BONNY LADDIE
BOSTON COME-ALL-YE
Bring ‘Em Down
BULGINE RUN
BULLY BOAT (RANZO RAY)
BULLY IN THE ALLEY
CAPE CODE GIRLS
CAPITAINE DE SAINT-MALO
CHEERLY MAN
CONGO RIVER
Crossing the Bar
DAN DAN
DEAD HORSE
DERBY RAM
DONKEY RIDING
DOODLE LET ME GO
DREADNOUGHT
DRUNKEN SAILOR
ELIZA LEE
Essequibo River
FIRE DOWN BELOW
FISH IN THE SEA
GET ALONG DOWN BUDDY

GET UP, JACK! JOHN, SIT DOWN
GOODBYE FARE THEE WELL
GOOD MORNING, LADIES ALL
GO TO SEA NO MORE
HANDY ME BOYS
HANGING JOHNNY
HAUL AWAY JOE
HAULEY HAULEY HO
HAUL ON THE BOWLINE
HEAVE AWAY MY JOHNNY
HIGH BARBARY
HI HO COME ROLL ME OVER
HILO SOMEBODY
HOG’S EYE MAN
HOLY GROUND
HOLY GROUND ONCE MORE
HOME BOYS HOME
HUNDRED YEARS AGO
John Kanaka
JOHNNY BOKER
JOHNNY’S GONE TO HILO

LEAVE HER JOHNNY (TIME FOR US TO LEAVE HER)
LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
LITTLE BILLEE
LITTLE SALLY RACKET (HAUL HER AWAY)
LIVERPOOL JUDIES
(The) LIVERPOOL PACKET

LIZA LEE (Yankee John, Stormalong)
LOWLANDS AWAY
LOWLAND LOW
LUCY LONG
MAID OF AMSTERDAM
Mister Stormalong
MR. TAPSCOTT
NELSON’S BLOOD
NEW YORK GIRLS
NOAH’S ARK SHANTY
No more auction block
OLD BILLY RILEY
Old Moke Picking on the Banjo
ONE MORE DAY
PADDY DOYLE’S BOOTS
PADDY LAY BACK
PADDY WEST
PADDY WORKS ON THE RAILWAY

PADSTOW’S FAREWELL
POOR OLD HORSE (Dead Horse)
RANDY DANDY-O
RIO GRANDE
ROLL AND GO
ROLLER BOWLER
ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI
ROLLING HOME
ROLL THE COTTON DOWN
ROSABELLA
ROUND THE CORNER SALLY
ROW BULLIES ROW
RUBEN RANZO
RUNNING DOWN TO CUBA

SAILBOAT MALARKAY
SALLY BROWN
SAM’S GONE AWAY
SANTY ANNA
SAUCY SAILOR BOY
SHALLOW BROWN
SHENANDOAH
SING FARE YOU WELL
SO EARLY IN THE MORNING
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
(THE) SHAVER
SPANISH LADIES
STORMALONG JOHN
Strike the Bell, Second Mate
Sweet Nightingale
SWEET ROSEANNA
TOMMY’S GONE (Hilo)
TRIM RIGGED DOXY
WHERE AM I TO GO M’JOHNNIES
WHIP JAMBOREE
WHISK(E)Y JOHNNY
WILD GOOSE SHANTY
WINDY OLD WEATHER

WON’T YOU GO MY WAY?
WORST OLD SHIP
YALLOW GALS
 (IRISH GIRL)
Yankee John Stormalong
YELLER GALS (doodle let me go)

BIBLIOGRAFIA – [ho appena aggiunto questa voce datemi tempo di aggiornare i dati
i link puntano ai pdf o agli e-book dei testi]

BENNETT, W. C., Sea Songs, London, Chapman & Hall, 1878.
COLCORD, Joanna C. Roll and Go. London: Heath Cranton, 1924.
DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840
DOERFLINGER, William Main, Shantymen and Shantyboys. Macmillan: New York, 1951; Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman. Mayerbooks, Glenwood, 1990
HUGILL Stan Shanties from the Seven Seas. London, Routledge & Keegan Paul, 1961.
PALMER, Roy The Valiant Sailor: Sea Songs and Ballads and Prose Passages
Illustrating Life on the Lower Deck in Nelson’s Navy (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1973) – Boxing the Compass: Sea Songs & Shanties (Todmorden: Herron Publishing,
2001).
SHARP, Cecil J., English Folk-Chanteys (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent;
Schott; Taunton: Barnicott & Pearce, 1914)
STUART M. Frank Sea Chantey and Sailor’s Song, The Kendall Whailing Museum, Sharon, Massachusetts USA, 2000
TANGYE, Richard, Reminescences of a Travel in Australia, America and Egypt, London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1883.
TERRY, Richard Runciman. The Shanty Book, Part I. London: J. Curwen & Sons, 1921; The Shanty Book, Part II. London: J. Curwen & Sons, 1926.
WALSER, Robert Young. ‘“Here We Come in a Leaky Ship!”: The Shanty Collection of
James Madison Carpenter’, Folk Music Journal, 7 (1998), 471–95
WHALL W. B. Sea Song ship & Shanties, James Brown e Son, Glasgow 1910