Naval Songs & Ballads - online songbook

edited by C. H. Firth, c1907

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The object of this volume is to bring together a collection of ballads, sea songs, and shanties illustrating the history of the British navy from the sixteenth to the middle of the nine­teenth century. The ballads describe with singular vividness and realism certain aspects of maritime life, and supply a life and colour which is lacking in formal records of administration and official letters.

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