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    "Day of the Clipper" by the Clancy Brothers

    https://g.co/kgs/ecbqR4
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    A good song, Dobbs. I do not think that I have ever heard that one before.

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    I am sure that we have an old thread somewhere with some songs on it. May be worth a look.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I mostly love old shanties and after listening to "Running down to Cuba with a load of sugar..." before going to Cuba it found a special place in my heart.

    Otherwise there's always:
    All for me grog
    Ben Backstay
    Don't forget your old shipmate
    Leave her Johnny
    Spanish Lagies
    Where am I to go, m'Jhonnies
    Whisky Johnny O'

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    https://www.facebook.com/MulbartonCo...7691770062870/

    This is not my favourite nautical song but what makes it special is that I am singing in this recording.

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    Rob, a lot of dead links in those old threads. It's even older than the image hack as can be seen on an image.

    Perhaps we should let the dead lie?

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    Maybe we should ressurect the dead here then Jonas.
    I will look out some songs and post them here.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    One of my favorite nautical CDs is the old Pete Seeger album "Fifty Sail on Newburgh Bay" which chronicles a number of Hudson River sailing songs from an early Iroquois song ("Kayowjajineh") to several songs about the American Revolution -- apologies to my friends in the U.K. for the nature of the lyrics-- ("The Burning of Kingston," "The Phoenix and The Rose," "Tarrytown"). The Hudson River cities were major whaling ports ("The Hudson Whalers") and the Hudson was a major sailing water transportation link from New York City to Albany where cargo was transferred to canal boats to head west ("The Erie Canal"), the Hudson River Valley was also a major route on the underground railroad for escaped slaves ("Follow the Drinking Gourd"), Robert Fulton developed his revolutionary steamboat Clermont on the Hudson and there are several steam boating songs ("Hudson River Steamboat," "The Knickerbocker Line") among many other Hudson River sailing songs. Here's a link to a YouTube to listen to the music (enjoy!):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrYJ4WmuAo0

    The CD is available for purchase from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings:

    https://folkways.si.edu/pete-seeger-...um/smithsonian
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    "The E.C. Roberts", also known as "Red Iron Ore". I should really record myself singing it.

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    Here it is. It's a sailing song from the Great Lakes that follows a cargo schooner from Chicago to Escanaba to pick up iron ore and take it to Cleveland.

    https://www.facebook.com/jason.busni...85328568771169

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    Shame, Jason. I don't do Facebook.

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    Do you have to to watch the video? It should be visible without signing up.

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    Hi Jason.
    Had another look and found the way to view it.
    Problems with reading small info boxes with my failing eyesight.
    Not a song I had heard before.
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    "The Mary Ellen Carter" by Stan Rogers

    https://youtu.be/Fhop5VuLDIQ

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    A good song, Dobbs. Thank you for sharing it.

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    I agree Dobbs. A fine shanty, and one well within my limited singing ability.
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