DEEP THE WATER, SHALLOW THE SHORE
by Roger D. Abrahams
This volume surveys the importance of sea shanties in the Leeward and Windward Islands of the West Indies. In the first chapter the author surveys the documentary record of these work songs in the islands and throughout the maritime world. The balance of the book describes the use of shanties for fishing, whaling, and other work. The text includes lyrics and music for 45 songs.
5 ½" x 8 ½", 144 pages, paperback binding
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