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An Elizabethan Sea Shanty c 1560. Music only, no lyrics here.

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Comment by Strumelia on October 13, 2014 at 3:38pm
Very nice tune, Vince. :)
Comment by Vince Abadie on October 13, 2014 at 4:12pm

Thank you! I would have sung, but the lyrics we use may have invited censorship. :-)

Comment by Strumelia on May 2, 2016 at 8:22am

You know, the way you are playing it on your minstrel banjo makes it sound reeeeally 1850s..!  This is a great tune!  Did you perchance work up a banjo TAB version of it...?

Are you coming to Sweeney's ?

Comment by Vince Abadie on May 2, 2016 at 8:29am

Thanks! That's quite a compliment, coming from you. :-) No, I don't have a tab version. I play mostly by ear or just following chord charts. Our trio played this song a while back, but in a different key. When I got the Boucher, I worked it out in D. As far as Sweeney's goes, I wish I could. That's a long way to travel, and my vacation time is already booked up for the year. It's likely to be some time after retirement before I can make trips like that.


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