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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16Q               Music of the Waters.
(" Poemes et Chants Marins "; is the nearest approach to Dibdin's style of writing of any that I have found, and is full of songs that are often to be heard on the decks of French ships ; some few of them may be said to be of the genuine chanty type. He also published a very interesting volume, " Le Langage des Marins," which gives ample evidence of the study he has made of seamen and of their extraordinary vernacular.
The following is the French fishermen's " Hymn to Saint Anne" :
" Good Saint Anne, great Saint Anne, Mother of the mother of God ! In heaven you list to the pleading Of the fisherman who calls on you. You are the most revered of all our saints, We are pilgrims of the chapel consecrated To your love by the seamen."

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