Folk Music Microencyclopedia

The background music is Bonny Lighter Boy
Sequenced by Lesley Nelson

The Contemplator's Microencyclopedia of Folk Music

These articles are not meant to be comprehensive. They are meant to be a brief introduction to terms used at the Contemplator's Folk Music Site.


(1) From the The Folk Music Resource Book, Larry Sandberg and Dick Weissman, Da Capo Press, New York, 1976.

(2) This information is from Songs of the Sailor, Compiled and edited by Glenn Grasso, published by Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic Connecticut, 1998. There is a companion cassette on which shanties are sung as they would be on board ship.

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