Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Civil War Naval and Homefront Songs-- Part 2

You can go to the Smithsonian site and listen to the songs.

I am not sure how many of these songs would be Homefront ones and hope homefront only in that people besides sailors would sing them. Most folks are very familiar with the songs sung in the armies, but this opens a whole new venue of Civil War music.

Judging by the names of the songs, I would say there is quite the Irish influence. The only song on the list that I recognize is #10, "All for Me Grog" which I used to play a lot when I deejayed around St. Patrick's Day and is a grand drinking song.

Congratulations to the Smithsonian. --Old B-Runner

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