The Greenland Whale Fisheries [Trad. arr. Gavin Atkin]

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After easier-to-reach parts of the sea were cleared of whales, whalemen had to work in the seas around the poles to find their quarry. Frankly, it's difficult to imagine a much harder life than that of those whalermen in the age of sail. Interestingly, AL Lloyd noted that the first version he knew of was a broadside published in the 18th century. I learned the words from the classic Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.


from The Running Tide, released April 23, 2015
Trad. arr. Gavin Atkin


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Gavin Atkin lives, sings and plays in Kent, where he also sails dinghies and a small yacht, publishes a boating weblog, and runs events and workshops focusing on traditional and old fashioned music.


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