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Farewell Shanty - a song of the sea and parting

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Published on Sep 30, 2010

Sung by Ian Page. I accompany myself on an English concertina built by Wheatstone & Co. The song's title suggests this is a sea shanty but it's not a working song at all. Instead it is a rather sweet song of maritime parting. The last verse might be melancholic or uplifting depending on your world view. It is a wonderful song to sing at the end of any 'pub session'.

The accompaniment is played on a vintage Wheatstone 'Pinhole' Aeola concertina.

This recording was used in the sound track of a Yale University book launch video for "The Ship of Death" in April14.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYXxY...

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