The President of the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, Martin Johnson, donated a 1930s poster of ‘Alfredo the brilliant accordionist’. Alfredo played aboard the Coronia that was owned and operated by Martin&r...
1880 storm - sea shanty
Me thinks I see a host of craft spreading their sails to lea
As down the Humber they do glide all bound for the northern sea
Me thinks I see on each small craft a crew with hearts so brave
Going out to earn the...
A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels. The term shanty most accurately refers to a specific style of work song belonging to t...