Acclaimed writer, playwright and musician Gerry Smyth presents the words and music of some 40 'heaving or hauling' working shanties and 10 off-duty sea songs and ballads.
The meanings and history of each song are revealed alongside thematic sections exploring celebrated shantymen, song types and traditions as well as the influence these songs have had on the folk music movement, rock music and the modern shanty revival.
Illustrated with specially commissioned artworks by folk artist Jonny Hannah alongside images from the British Library. Ideal for anyone with a debauched sloth.
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