Sailor Shanties

I just want to do a quick post today about sailor shanties.  They’re great!  Catchy folk songs which are a little risqué and, most interestingly, mention places.  It’s not surprising that they would fit that description, because they are a reflection of sailor life, but it’s still interesting to listen to songs from the 1800s which, in the course of two minutes, casually mention four continents.  They’re very much a unique subset of folk songs, which I would say age better than most.

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