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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Music of the Waters.             113
" The ballads and tunes illustrating the doings of the press-gang in the Newcastle district have deserved greater attention and more searching investigation from the lovers of historical knowledge than has hitherto been accorded them. ' Captain Bover' and the three following melodies are interesting memorials of these stirring times, and as expressions of the popular feeling towards this tyrannical
mode of appeal to the patriotism of the sailors. This oppressive mode of recruiting for the navy acted with great severity upon the sailors, keel men, and all others of the working population whose avocations partook in the least degree of the nautical character. The harsh and tyran­nical measures committed by the officers of the navy in the conducting of ' a press/ invited determined resistance,

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