Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Civil War Naval and Homefront Songs-- Part 1

From the April 22 Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Folkways Records has released a new collection of music "Civil War Songs: From the Union and Confederate Navies, and the Home Front."

This collection includes 13 tunes sailors sang on ships, in port or belted out in taverns.

A 40 page booklet accompanies the 13 track, 38-minute-long CD.


1. Ten Thousand Miles Away
2. The Ballad of O Bruedair/Out on the Ocean
3. The Saucy Ward
4. Captain Coulston
5. Granuaile
6. Get Up Jack John, Sit Down/Miss Thornton's
7. The Flying Cloud
8. Larry Maher's Big Five-Gallon Jar
9. Bold McCarthy (The City of Baltimore)
10. All for Me Grog/Parnell's March
11. Castle Gardens (Sixty Years Ago)
12. The Lowlands Low
13. The River Lea

Hoisting Up 'Dem Landlubbers. --Old B-R'er

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