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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In my small collection of Russian sailors' songs, I have in­cluded a specimen of the songs sung by the women when crushing the grain on the wharf, previous to loading the vessels with it. The same custom appears to have existed in the Hebrides; short, plaintive, Gaelic chants called " Luinigs " were used. The men had what were krit>wn as

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