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Johnson Girls: Sea Shanties and Maritime Music

Round Cape Horn
Blackbird Get Up
Sailor's Way
Running Down to Cuba
Essequibo River
Bear Away Yankee, Bear away Boy
Fisherman's Lassie
Walk Along Sally Brown
Come Love Come
Huckleberry Hunting
London Julie
Drummer and the Cook
Weary Cutters
Fire Down Below
Yankee Man O' War
Jump, Isabel, Slide Water
Pump Shanty
Fisherman's Wife
Won't You Help Me To Raise 'Em
Goodby, Fare You Well

The five talented Johnson Girls love singing folk tunes together, but let us be more specific-they love singing authentic a cappella sea chanteys and maritime music. They are a refreshing incongruous part of a traditionally male community of singers who come together at festivals and gatherings to sing the old songs. 20 tunes, some of our favorites: "Round Cape Horn," "Sailor's Way," "Essequibo River," "Fisherman's Lassie," "Come Love Come," the fairly racy "Huckleberry Hunting," "Drummer and the Cook," "Yankee Man o' War," "Jump, Isabel, Slide Water" (a rowing song written by slaves before the Civil War), "Pump Shanty," "Fisherman's Wife" and "Goodbye, Fare You Well." These are heart-tugging songs of the life of the sailor, songs that made his labor seem easier, and helped to ease his loneliness or a broken heart. The Johnson Girls sing them with conviction, spirit and deep feeling, making us believe that they are the sailor in question, or that he is their lover, son or husband. An impressive, focused first recording by New York City's talented folk quintet! Liner notes have comments and info on all the songs.

Item code: 9859C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Female | United States
Related: Sea Chanties
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