Sea Songs (was: Coots Thursday Lunch, Near Corvallis)


That's a goodun, alright:

I was reminded of an album I got ten years ago of "exciting and often dubiously true" stories and songs by a Danish sailor. I read his book way back when. Thoroughly enjoyable; he spins a good yarn. His version of Leave Her, Johnny is an example of how sea shanties were adapted to the circumstances:

This long audio gives some context:

To avoid being strung up for copyright violation I'll remove the above files soon. Buy the CD:

or MP3s

On 4/29/2022 4:40 PM, Oz Goose Ed wrote:
“Leave Her Johnny” is my all time favorite sea chanty

John <jkohnen@...>
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