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shipcmo Tempo for Chanties (12) RE: Tempo for Chanties 23 Feb 11


And now a word about Meter.
The rhythm of a tune in terms of beats per minute?

Ranzo

Bone 4/4
Hugill 2/4
Doerflinger C
Sampson 2/4


George H. Haswell's "Collection Of Sea Shanties" 1879. It is commented that he was "a musician of some ability", so presumably would copy the tunes in an appropriate meter.
As Follows:
Heave Away, My Johnny in 6/8 (Capstan Song)
Haulin' The Bowlin in 4/4 (for hauling a short rope)
Handy Jim in 6/8 (For Hauling a Long Rope)
Haul Away in 6/8 (For Pulling a Short Rope)
The Dead Horse in 4/4
Bonny in 6/8 (For Hauling a Rope)
Whisky in 4/4 (for hauling a Rope)
Blow The Man Down in 6/8 (For hauling a Rope)
Ranzo in 4/4 (For hauling a Rope)
Good Bye Fare Ye Well in 3/4 (Capstan Song)


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