Music Of The Waters - online book

Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
Rowing Songs, & Water Legends with lyrics & sheet music

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AUTHOR'S PREFACE.
It is always a pleasant duty to acknowledge kindness and courtesy, but not always an easy one—in my case it. would be almost impossible to do so by any other means than that afforded me here—for the world is wide, in spite of the daily assertions to the contrary; and the world of waters is wider. There is scarcely a port, and never one of any consequence, that I have not to thank for some part of my collection ; and if the Consuls in those ports will accept them, I beg to tender my most cordial thanks to them for all the kindness and cordiality my applications have met with. My gratitude is also due to the Foreign Consuls in Great Britain, more especially to those in Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; to the many authors and editors of periodicals, from whose books and articles I have quoted; to the numerous friends I know and do not know, who have done so much towards helping me in my work ; to the editor of The Shipping World (Major E. R. Jones, United States' Consul, Cardiff), who originated the idea of a collection of the sailors' songs of all nations, by commissioning me to write for his paper a series of articles containing specimens







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