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Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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Music of the Waters.             275
I believe the following to be a very favourite song in Greece :—
Isaac D'Israeli, in his " Curiosities of Literature," men­tions the numerous labour-songs used by the ancient Greeks, threshing-songs, those for encouraging the fine arts, builders' songs, weavers', dairy songs, and amongst others the sailors' singing is alluded to, so that we may suppose they had some tunes equivalent to the modern chanty ; but these have not been preserved, so I am, however, unwillingly obliged to content myself with these short remarks on the water-songs of this most classic land.

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