Songs of sailors and the sea from The Folk Handbook. Right-click or CTRL-click these links to download the MIDI files of the tunes. You can then play them in QuickTime or Windows Media Player.
- Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy
Collected by Henry Hammond from Joseph Elliott at Todber in Dorset, in September 1905.
- Admiral Benbow
Collected from Captain Lewis on January 13th, 1906.
- The Bold Princess Royal
This version was collected by Cecil Sharp from Joseph Laver in Bridgwater, Somerset, on August 13th 1906.
- Caroline And Her Young Sailor Bold
This version was collected by George Gardiner from Moses Blake of Lyndhurst in Hampshire, in 1906.
- The Female Cabin Boy
Collected by Henry Hammond from Mrs Rowsell at Taunton in Somerset, in 1905.
- The Golden Vanity
Cecil Sharp collected this version from Alfred Emery (aged 78) at Othery, Somerset, on April 6th, 1908.
- The Greenland Whale Fishery
This version comes from the collection of George Gardiner. The tune was taken down by his collaborator, C.F. Guyer, from the singing of Frederick White (aged 68) of Southampton, on June 21st, 1906.
- Henry Martin
This version was collected by Henry Hammond from William Bartlett at Wimborne in Dorset, in 1905.
- The Loss Of The Ramillies
This version was collected by Henry Hammond from Joseph Elliott at Todber, in Dorset, in September 1905. Hammond wrote it down as ‘The Ram-be-lay’.
- The Mermaid
Collected by Cecil Sharp from Sister Emma (aged 71), in Clewer, in Berkshire, on February 27th, 1909.
- Spanish Ladies
Collected by Henry Hammond from Mr Felt at Poole Union, a workhouse, in Dorset, in October 1906.